No visible evidence remains of Fort Bayard, which stood at the top of this hill.
Civil War Defenses of Washington 1861-1865.
Fort Bayard from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers drawing.
Named for Brig. Gen. George Bayard, mortally wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862.
Other Civil War fort locations administered by Rock Creek Park.
During the Civil War, Washington's forts overlooked farm land.