Historical District in Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
City of Alexandria Est. 1749
In the days and months after the altercation on King Street, both Ellsworth and
Artifacts associated with this event, including architectural items from the Marshall House, a piece of the controversial flag, and the "kepi" cap Ellsworth wore that morning are on view at Alexandria's Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 West Braddock Road. Fort Ward is the best surviving example of the system of 168 forts and batteries known as the "Defenses of Washington" that protected the nation's capital during the Civil War. Public transit to Fort Ward is available by taking a DASH bus from the King Street Metro Station.
Erected by City of Alexandria.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, The City of Alexandria series list.
Location. 38° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 King Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edgar Warfield (a few steps from this marker); Franklin P. Backus Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Gadsby's Tavern Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington in Alexandria (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington's Tenement House (about 300 feet away); Electric Railway (about 300 feet away); Market Square (about 300 feet away); Site of First Services of the Salvation Army (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Historical District.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 31, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.