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Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site

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Virginia

4301 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22304, USA
               

Website: https://www.alexandriava.gov/FortWard

A reconstruction of one of the sixty-eight major forts built to protect Washington, D.C. during the Civil War, Fort Ward was the fifth-largest fort in the system and was considered to be a model of military engineering. It was named after James Harmon Ward, the first Union naval officer to die in the war.