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Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“For God and Country”

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, March 15, 2014
1. "For God and Country" Marker
Inscription. In Loving Memory of Kate Waller Barrett, 1859-1925 First President American Legion Auxiliary Department of Virginia 1922 National President American Legion Auxiliary 1923
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This Tablet affectionately place on the old Barrett home by her comrades of the American Legion Department of Virginia 1926
 
Erected 1926 by The American Legion, Department of Virginia.
 
Location. 38° 48.141′ N, 77° 2.675′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on Duke Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 408 Duke Street, Alexandria VA 22304, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Mary's Catholic Parish (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Stabler-Leadbeater House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brigadier General Montgomery D. Corse, CSA (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian Church of Alexandria (about 500 feet away); The Bank of Potomac Building
"For God and Country" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 15, 2014
2. "For God and Country" Marker
(about 500 feet away); Gazette House (about 500 feet away); Residence of General William Brown, M.D. (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kate Waller Barrett. Wikipedia (Submitted on March 18, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Elisha C. Dick. Wikipedia (Submitted on March 18, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

3. Dick Janney House. (PDF)(Kate Waller Barrett House) 408 Duke Street, Historic American Building Survey, No. VA-696. (Submitted on August 5, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsScience & Medicine
 
"For God and Country" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
3. "For God and Country" Marker
408 Duke Street
Kate Waller Barrett House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
4. Kate Waller Barrett House
AKA Dick Janney House
Don't Give Up the Ship image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 15, 2014
5. Don't Give Up the Ship
Perry's Battle Flag at 408 Duke Street.
Kate Waller Barrett image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 1, 2015
6. Kate Waller Barrett
Kate Barrett was known more for her efforts to help un-wed mothers than for presiding over the Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion. She was a physician, humanitarian, philanthropist, sociologist, suffragist, Daughter of the American Revolution and Democrat.

This portrait of Dr. Barrett hangs in the Kate Waller Barrett Branch of the Alexandria Public Library.
Doctor Elisha Cullen Dick image. Click for full size.
National Library of Medicine
7. Doctor Elisha Cullen Dick
Dr. Dick owned this house and lived here between 1791 and 1798. Dick commanded a cavalry company during the Whiskey Rebellion. He was one of the physicians present at George Washington's deathbed and served as mayor of Alexandria, District of Columbia. (Alexandria was part of D.C. until 1848 when it reverted back to Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,586 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 18, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on August 2, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7. submitted on March 18, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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