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Brightwood in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Scale Model of Fort Stevens

 
 
Scale Model of Fort Stevens image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 16, 2008
1. Scale Model of Fort Stevens
Inscription.
Dedicated September 1936
in memory of
The Grand Army of the Republic
by the
Daughters of Union Veterans
of the
Civil War
1861-1865

 
Erected 1936 by Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
 
Location. 38° 57.866′ N, 77° 1.744′ W. Marker is in Brightwood, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Quackenbos St NW near 13th Street NW, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln Under Fire at Fort Stevens (a few steps from this marker); Fort Stevens (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Stevens (within shouting distance of this marker); “Get Down You Fool” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aunt Betty's Story (about 400 feet away); The Rock on Brightwood Avenue (about 400 feet away); Park and Shop! (about 600 feet away); A Streetcar Named Brightwood (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Brightwood.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Stevens. Mr. Lincolnís White House website. (Submitted on November 14, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Scale Model of Fort Stevens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 12, 2011
2. Scale Model of Fort Stevens Marker
 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Marker in Washington, DC image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 12, 2011
3. Marker in Washington, DC
Fort Stevens was one in a series of forts built to protect Washington, DC during the Civil War.
Fort Stevens image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 12, 2011
4. Fort Stevens
This fort was the site of the only battle during the Civil War to take place within the District of Columbia. On July 12, 1864, a Confederate Army under Gen. Jubal Early made the only serious attempt to enter Washington. During the battle President Abraham Lincoln, who came to observe the fighting, was fired upon by Confederate sharpshooters.
Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 16, 2008
5. Dedication
Dedicated September 1936
in memory of
The Grand Army of the Republic
by the
Daughters of Union Veterans
of the
Civil War
1861-1865
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 867 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017.
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