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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Defenses of Washington series list.
 
Location. 38° 57.866′ N, 77° 1.744′ W. Marker is in Brightwood in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Quackenbos Street Northwest near 13th Street Northwest, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6001 13th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
Scale Model of Fort Stevens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 12, 2011
2. Scale Model of Fort Stevens Marker
in a direct line); Aunt Betty's Story (about 300 feet away); The Rock on Brightwood Avenue (about 400 feet away); A Streetcar Named Brightwood (about 700 feet away); Build It And They Will Come (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brightwood.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Stevens. Mr. Lincoln’s White House website. (Submitted on November 14, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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 was last revised on May 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,091 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 28, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on April 28, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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