Brentwood in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Former Site, Columbian Harmony Cemetery
Erected by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
Location. 38° 55.229′ N, 76° 59.756′ W. Marker is in Brentwood, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue NE (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at the main entrance to the Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood Metro train station, off the parking area, one block southwest of the Rhode Island Avenue (US Rte. 1)/Reed Street, NE, intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20018, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pope John Paul II (approx. 0.7 miles away); Father Michael J. McGivney (approx. 0.9 miles away); Metropolitan Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Charles Richard Drew Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); "Ole Jim" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Denison House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Helen Fay House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Provisions for the City (approx. one mile away).
Also see . . .
1. National Harmony Cemetery, Landover, MD. History of the original cemetery (displaced by construction of the Metro Station) and location of graves reinterred at National Harmony. (Submitted on December 25, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Columbian Harmony Cemetery. Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 27, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
3. Columbian Harmony Cemetery records, District of Columbia, 1831-1899. (PDF) compiled by Paul E. Sluby Sr., (Submitted on June 27, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
1. Columbian Harmony/National Harmony...
The original cemetery spanned a large area bounded by Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood Road and the B&O Railroad right of way. Its relocation in 1959-60 to Landover, MD (after years of neglect and deterioration, including use of the D.C. site as a Department of Transportation impound lot) was accompanied by accusations of governmental racism and mismanagement, overlooked graves and misidentified re-interments. Among notable veterans re-interred at National Harmony are Medal of Honor recipients Christian A. Fleetwood and Thomas R. Hawkins, Osborne P. Anderson (a surviving member of John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry in 1859), and Henry Vinton Plummer
— Submitted January 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Additional keywords. Harmonia Burial Ground; U.S. Colored Troops; USCT; U.S. Navy; Christian Fleetwood; Thomas Hawkins; Osborne Anderson; Henry Vinton Plummer; Landover, MD.; Medal of Honor;
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