"Fort Lincoln" Point Lookout, Maryland
Posted by: redlights
N 38° 02.892 W 076° 19.545
18S E 383676 N 4211992
Quick Description: This historic fort lies within the grounds of Point Lookout State Park in Scotland, MD. There is an admission fee to the park but the fort itself is free to enter.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 6/7/2009 11:21:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM6HQT
Fort Lincoln is the last of three forts constructed for the defense of Point Lookout and it is the only surviving structure from the Civil War at Point Lookout. Fort Lincoln was the main Union fortification on the peninsula. As a key defense stronghold, Fort Lincoln was cleverly designed to resist attack. It is a four-sided earthen fort, approximately 60 yards square, with cannon platforms for six cannons, a powder magazine and a sally port entrance. Loose dirt on the outside slowed attackers, while hardened interiors resisted cannon fire. At the rear, or today's entrance, an L-shaped passage protected the gates from cannon fire or a battering ram. The entire fort was surrounded by a dry moat. Built near the end of the Civil War, Fort Lincoln saw no action. The four buildings, located within the earthen fort, were reconstructed utilizing 1863 United States Army Dept. of Engineers blueprints.
The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: 1865
Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort": United States of America - Union Army
Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?: No it wasn't
What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?: Used for defence of a border or land claim.
Current condition: Earthen walls in fine shape, building being restored.
This site is administered by ----: Friends of Point Lookout
If admission is charged -: 5.00 (listed in local currency)
Open to the public?: Restricted hours -Admission charged
Official or advertised web-page: [Web Link]
Link to web-site that best describes this "Historic Fort": [Web Link]
Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi: Not listed
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