Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Panoramic View of Alexandria
. . . the regiment went into permanent camp for the rest of the winter, at the head of King Street. The grounds were spacious and the camp was laid out with great regularity. it is not too much to say that when completed the camp was a model in all its detail. After the streets and tents of the regiment had been put in superior condition, a beautiful arch was created at the foot of each street. All the arches except the central arch were of similar design and construction, elaborately and beautifully trimmed with evergreens.
On Sunday, the 20th of March, an artist came from Brady's famous war-time picture gallery in Washington and took different
Location. 38° 48.443′ N, 77° 3.9′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Callahan Drive near King Street (Virginia Route 7). Touch for map. Marker is on the George Washington Masonic National Memorial grounds, on a landing of the ceremonial steps leading up to the memorial. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria VA 22301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The George Washington Masonic National Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fighting Back (about 500 feet away); Original Federal Boundary Stone SW 2 (about 700 feet away); Alexandria (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Ellsworth (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
More about this marker. Marker is on the George Washington Masonic National Memorial grounds, on a landing of the ceremonial steps leading up to the memorial. Parking is available at the memorial, or you can walk up the steps from the street.
Regarding Panoramic View of Alexandria. Brady's panoramic view of the military camp, showing the rest of Alexandria on the horizon, is reproduced on the marker, along with a list of numbered Alexandria landmarks that can be seen. The marker appears to be placed at a location close to where Brady's artist took the photographs that were combined into the panorama.
Also see . . .
1. Brady, Mathew B., photographer. full-length seated. Photograph of the photographer from the Treasurenet Historical Image Collection. Click on the image to view. (Submitted on March 23, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
2. Occupation of Alexandria. (Submitted on March 23, 2006.)
3. 44th Infantry Regiment. From the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center (Submitted on March 23, 2006.)
4. The Murder of Colonel Ellsworth. Harper's Weekly article and pictures. (Submitted on March 23, 2006.)
5. The Civil War in Alexandria. (Submitted on March 23, 2006.)
6. Occupied city: Portrait of Civil War Alexandria, Virginia. Book by Jeremy J. Harvey at Amazon.com (Submitted on March 23, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.)
7. The Alexandria, Loudoun and Hampshire Railroad In The Civil War. (Submitted on March 23, 2006.)
8. George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Official Web Site. (Submitted on March 23, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.)
1. George Washington Masonic National Memorial Grounds
Click on the map link, switch to satellite view, and zoom in further to examine the grounds of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. It was on the west side of the hill on which the Memorial now stands that the camp depicted in the panorama was raised.
— Submitted March 23, 2006.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,758 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 23, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.