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The Peace Convention

 
 
The Peace Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 18, 2008
1. The Peace Convention Marker
Inscription. The old Willard Hotel was the scene of the last major effort to restore the Union and prevent the Civil War. At Virginia's invitation, delegates from twenty-one of the then thirty-four states met in secret session from February 4 to 27, 1861, in a vain attempt to solve the differences between the North and South. To honor those who worked for peace and unity, this memorial is erected by the Virginia Civil War Commission, February 1961.
 
Erected 1961 by Virginia Civil War Commission.
 
Location. 38° 53.78′ N, 77° 1.934′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 0.1 miles west of 14th Street , NW (U.S. 1), on the right. Touch for map. Marker is on the south exterior wall of the Willard Inter-Continental Hotel Building. The marker is to the right of entrance to the hotel when facing the hotel. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The New Willard (here, next to this marker); Julia Ward Howe (here, next to this marker); Willard Inter-Continental Hotel (a few steps from this marker);
The Willard Inter-Continental Hotel. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 18, 2008
2. The Willard Inter-Continental Hotel.
Jean Monnet (a few steps from this marker); Reserve Officers Association of the United States (within shouting distance of this marker); National Press Club (within shouting distance of this marker); The United States Court of Claims (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Baer Danzansky (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Also see . . .  Peace Conference of 1861. Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 15, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsPeacePoliticsWar, US Civil
 
The Peace Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
3. The Peace Convention Marker

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary
of the Washington Peace Convention
Held at the Willard Hotel
Dedicated on February 11, 2011
President Barack Obama, Senator Jim Webb of Virginia
and Mayor Vincent Gray, District of Columbia
Erected by the Lincoln at the Crossroads Alliance
with the Support of the
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation
Three Markers image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
4. Three Markers
At the Willard Intercontinental Hotel.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,917 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on January 15, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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