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 Jackson became martyrs to the defense of their country on native soil. Rallying cries of "Remember Ellsworth!" and "Remember Jackson!" were used to recruit enlistments and support by Northern 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.
Location. 38° 48.284′ N, 77° 2.683′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and South Pitt Street, on the right when traveling east on King Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
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 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 Alexandria.
Categories. • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 31, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.