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LeDroit Park in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Christian Fleetwood and Sara Fleetwood Residence Site

319 U Street, NW

— African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC —

 
 
Christian Fleetwood and Sara Fleetwood Residence Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, September 18, 2014
1. Christian Fleetwood and Sara Fleetwood Residence Site Marker
Inscription.  Christian Fleetwood (1840-1914) was one of 21 African Americans to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery during the 1864 Battle of Chaffin's Farm near Richmond. After the Civil War he worked for the federal government and organized DC's first Black National Guard unit. Sara Fleetwood (1849-1908), a member of the first (1896) graduating class of Freedmen's Hospital nursing school, became its superintendent in 1901. The Fleetwoods moved to this address about 1900 and hosted weekly literary gatherings here. Their home was razed and replaced in the 1990s.
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationHeroesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the African American Heritage Trail, and the Medal of Honor Recipients series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
 
Location. 38° 55.013′ N, 77° 0.998′ W. Marker is in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in LeDroit Park.
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Marker is on U Street Northwest west of 3rd Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 319 U Street Northwest, Washington DC 20001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Government Girls (within shouting distance of this marker); Alice Moore Dunbar [Nelson] and Paul Laurence Dunbar Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Best in the Country (about 400 feet away); A Voice from the South (about 400 feet away); T Street Elites (about 500 feet away); The University Next Door (about 600 feet away); Anna Julia Hayward Cooper Residence (about 600 feet away); Separate Schools (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northwest Washington.
 
More about this marker. The caption of the photograph in the upper left identifies:
Christian and Sara Fleetwood with their daughter Edith at 319 U St., NW. Library of Congress
 
Regarding Christian Fleetwood and Sara Fleetwood Residence Site. A new house was built at this location, 319 U Street, in the 1990s by Manna, Inc., a non-profit housing group. Sara Fleetwood's maiden name was Iredell.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
Christian Fleetwood and Sara Fleetwood Residence Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 3, 2020
2. Christian Fleetwood and Sara Fleetwood Residence Site Marker

1. Wikipedia entry for Christian Abraham Fleetwood. (Submitted on September 22, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Diary of Sgt Maj Christian A. Fleetwood (Company G, 4th USCI -1864) (pdf file). (Submitted on September 24, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. LeDroit Park community; Major Christian Fleetwood, DC National Guard; Battle of New Market Heights.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 918 times since then and 123 times this year. Last updated on September 28, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on September 21, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2. submitted on July 11, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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