CIVIL WAR FORTS PREDATING FORT MYER
Fort Myer was named in 1881 in honor to Brigadier General Albert J. Myer, who commanded the newly established Signal School of Instruction for Army and Navy Officers and who originated the National Weather Service there.
Since that time, Fort Myer has served as a Signal Corps post, a showcase for the U.S. Army's cavalry, and the home to the Army's elite ceremonial units — The U.S. Army Band ("Pershing's Own") and the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment ("The Old Guard").
For more information, see Mr. Lincoln's Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington, by Benjamin Franklin Cooling III and Walton H. Owen II.
Source: Map by Engineer Bureau, U.S. War Department, Via Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division (1865)