Battery Terrill (2)

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Battery Terrill (2) (1861-1865) - A Union U.S. Civil War Battery established in 1861 in Northwest Washington DC. Named Battery Terrill after Brigadier General William R. Terrill, (Cullum 1594), who was killed 8 Oct 1862, at the battle of Perryville, Kentucky. Battery site abandoned in 1865 at the end of the war.

History of Battery Terrill

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

Established in 1861 as an earthen field gun battery with emplacements for seven guns. Contiguous to and in advance of Fort Kearny.

The battery was abandoned in 1865 at the end of the war.

Current Status

Trace remains, no markers.

USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry: 531069

Location: 3001 Garrison Street on the grounds of the Peruvian Embassy in Northwest Washington DC.

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Lat: 38.95694 Long: -77.06111

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  • Elevation: 276'

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