Fort Carroll (3)

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Fort Carroll (3) (1861-1865) - A Union U.S. Civil War earthworks fort established in 1861 in Washington DC. Named after Major General Samuel S. Carroll, (Cullum 1754). Abandoned in 1865 at the end of the war.

Mounted Guns at Fort Carroll
Fort Carroll Interior
Fort Carroll Barracks

Fort Carroll History

One of the ring of Union fortifications surrounding Washington DC during the U.S. Civil War, see Washington DC Fort Ring.

A large U.S. Civil War earthworks fortification begun in September 1861. The fort mounted 13 guns and 1 mortar.

A 17 May 1864 report from the Union Inspector of Artillery noted the following: "Fort Carroll, Capt. Loring S. Richardson commanding.–Garrison, one company Eighth Unattached Heavy Artillery, Massachusetts Volunteers–4 commissioned officers, 1 ordnance sergeant, 124 men. Armament, six 12-pounder field guns, four 32-pounder barbette, two 8-inch siege howitzers, one Coehorn mortar, one 30-pounder Parrott. Magazines, two; dry and in good order. Ammunition, not a full supply, but serviceable: requisition made for full supply. Implements, complete and serviceable. Garrison drilled only as infantry."

Abandoned in 1865 at the end of the war.

Current Status

No remains, no markers

USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry: 863307

Location: Southeast Washington DC

Maps & Images

Lat: 38.837343 Long: -77.007358

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  • Elevation: 174'

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