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Residence of Albert Gallatin

 
 
Residence of Albert Gallatin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 18, 2012
1. Residence of Albert Gallatin Marker
Inscription. Residence of Albert Gallatin, Peace Negotiator and Secretary of the Treasury 1801-1814, who negotiated the treaty of Ghent, 1814. When the British marched on Washington in the summer of 1814, some American patriots with Commodore Joshua Barney and his men from this house offered the only resistance. This property was partly burned as was the Capitol and the White House.

Placed by
The National Society United States Daughters of 1812
8th January 1962
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of their society

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United States Daughters of 1812 marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.528′ N, 77° 0.222′ W. Marker is in Washington, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Constitution Avenue and 2nd Street Northeast, on the right when traveling west on Constitution Avenue. Click for map. On the front wall of the Sewall Belmont House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 144 Constitution Avenue, Washington DC 20002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alva Belmont House (here, next to this marker); Fiery Destruction (a few steps from this marker); The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
Sewall Belmont House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 18, 2012
2. Sewall Belmont House
The "Residence of Albert Gallatin" marker is behind the myrtle bush on the right.
(a few steps from this marker); From June to December, 1917 (a few steps from this marker); Cortelyou House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Brick Capitol (about 700 feet away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.2 miles away); United States Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .  Sewall-Belmont House Museum website. (Submitted on December 5, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
 
Additional comments.
1. American resistance to British Invasion
Although Commodore Barney could not have led the resistance here because he had been wounded and captured earlier, some of his men may have fired the shots that constituted the only resistance to the British during their occupation of Washington. British General Ross's horse was shot from under him and this house became the only private residence burned by the British.
    — Submitted December 3, 2012, by Allen C. Browne
Seal of the Daughter's of 1812 on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 18, 2012
3. Seal of the Daughter's of 1812 on the marker
of Silver Spring, Maryland.

2. Sewall Belmont House
This house became the headquarters of the National Women's Party and is now a museum.
    — Submitted December 3, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

 
Categories. War of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on December 12, 2016.
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