FORT CASS Historic Site Defenses Of Washington 1861 1865 During The Civil War , ...
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Description: FORT CASS Historic Site Defenses of Washington 1861 1865 During the Civil War , the Union built a series of forts to defend Washington , D . C . By 1865 there were 33 earthen fortifications in the Arlington Line . Fort Cass ( 1861 ) was part of this defensive strategy . Built on top of the rise east of this marker , this lunette fort was named for Colonel Thomas Cass , whose regiment constructed the fort . Erected by Arlington County , Virginia