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

Roll Call

Rock Creek Park

 

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
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By Allen C. Browne, March 3, 2013
1. Roll Call Marker
Inscription.  
As the gallant soldiers that are interred at the cemetery marched onto the battlefield on July 11-12, 1864 during the Battle of Fort Stevens, their regimental flags accompanied then into the fight.

Battleground National Cemetery honors these men of valor by placing the names of the fallen under the flags they bravely fought and died for defending the nation's capital. The inner ring of graves are labeled 1-32, and the numbers 33-41 are in the outer ring.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Defenses of Washington, and the National Cemeteries series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is July 11, 1864.
 
Location. 38° 58.245′ N, 77° 1.616′ W. Marker is in Takoma in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Georgia Avenue Northwest (U.S. 29) north of Van Buren Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north. Marker is inside
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 21, 2021
2. Roll Call Marker
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Battleground National Cemetery between the walkway and the Superintendent's Lodge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6625 Georgia Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 25th New York Cavalry (here, next to this marker); Battleground National Cemetery (here, next to this marker); 98th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); The 122nd New York Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battleground National Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Company K, 150th Ohio National Guard Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Automobiling on The Avenue (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of a Tulip Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Takoma.
 
Also see . . .  Battleground National Cemetery. (Podcast-mp3) This self-guided tour describes Battleground National Cemetery and discusses the individuals listed on the marker. (Submitted on September 2, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Battle Cemetery Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 3, 2013
3. Battle Cemetery Plaque

United States
National Military Cemetery
Battle Cemetery.
Established July 12th 1864.
Internments -- 40.
Known -- 40.
Unknown -- __
The Bivouac of the Dead image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 3, 2013
4. The Bivouac of the Dead

On fames eternal camping-ground,
Their silent tents are spread.
And glory guards with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 848 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on April 7, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on April 3, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2. submitted on February 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3, 4. submitted on April 3, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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