Southwest in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The River Queen
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant used this side-wheel steamer as his private dispatch boat, and it hosted the Hampton Roads Conference, President Lincoln's unsuccessful attempt to negotiate an end to the Civil War.
Location. 38° 52.804′ N, 77° 1.582′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Wharf Street Southwest west of District Square SW, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is imbedded in the sidewalk. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 Wharf Street SW, Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Potomac River Shoreline (within shouting distance of this marker); America's Oldest Operating Fish Market (within shouting distance of this marker); "a magnificent waterfront entranceway..." (within shouting distance of this marker); Long Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Houseboats on the Waterfront (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Urban Renewal (about 300 feet away); Navigating the Potomac River (about 300 feet away); Creating the Waterfront (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
Categories. • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 9, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. 4. submitted on January 10, 2018. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.