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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Barney Circle, District of Columbia

 
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1District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — "The Healing Poles" — 9-11 Memorial — [Historic Congressional Cemetery] —
Peace – War [Rendering of the Healing Totem Poles] Liberty - Freedom SOVEREIGNTY The cross piece at the top carries two eagles: Peace, a female, faces east; War, a male, faces west. The eagles are symbols of courage . . . Map (db m39960) HM
2District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Barney at Bladensburg — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Barney Circle honors U.S. Navy Commodore Joshua Barney. In August 1814, Barney, his Chesapeake Flotillamen, and a contingent of U.S. Marines guarded a bridge over the Eastern Branch (Anacostia River) on today's Bladensburg Road, NE. When it became . . . Map (db m80473) HM
3District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Benjamin Franklin McAlwee
Benjamin Franklin McAlwee Medal of Honor Serg. Maj. Co D 3 MD Infantry Civil War Jan 7 1838 - June 28 1918 Map (db m141890) HM
4District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Commemorating The American Revolutionary Service of General Peterson Goodwyn
General Peterson Goodwyn equipped his own company and was cited for gallantry at the battles of Smithfield and Great Bridge — member of the Virginia House of Delegates 1789 – 1802, elected as a Democrat to the eighth and seven succeeding Congresses . . . Map (db m80692) HM
5District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Congressional Cemetery Government Lots
Civil War Washington City Over the course of the Civil War, the nation's capital was transformed. The dignified government city Pierre Charles L' Enfant laid out in 1791 was hardened into a sprawling military center. Encircled by strong . . . Map (db m139512) HM
6District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Elbridge Gerry
In Honor of Elbridge Gerry The only signer of the Declaration of Independence Interred in the District of Columbia Map (db m81296) HM
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7District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Elbridge Gerry — Congressional Cemetery
Elbridge Gerry was a 1762 graduate of Harvard and a signer of the Declaration of Independence and Vice President of the United States. Gerry served as a representative from Massachusetts to the First Continental Congress, and on July 4, 1776, he . . . Map (db m141885) HM
8District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — F-16 Fighting Falcon — 113 Wing, D.C. Air National Guard —
The F-16 became the D.C. Air National Guard alert duty aircraft on Sept. 11, 2001. For twelve years, this capable fighter has responded to more than 4,000 individual alert missions over the District of Columbia. The U.S. Air Force has flown the F-16 . . . Map (db m74097) HM WM
9District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Heroes of 1814 — Star-Spangled Banner Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Congressional Cemetery, founded 1807, is the resting ground for many War of 1812 figures. Among them are Navy Yard Commandant Thomas Tingey, the first architect of the Capitol, Dr. William Thornton, State Department Clerk Stephen Pleasonton, and . . . Map (db m80481) HM
10District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Historic Congressional Cemetery
Historic Congressional Cemetery listed in the National Registry of Historic Places and District of Columbia LandmarksMap (db m74098) HM
11District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — John Philip Sousa — Congressional Cemetery
John Philip Sousa (1854–1932), known as the “March King,” grew up in Washington on G Street SE, between 6th and 7th. Sousa became a leader of the Marine Band in 1880 and served in this position for 12 years, leading band tours . . . Map (db m82268) HM
12District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — John Smilie — Congressional Cemetery
Patriot John Smilie (1741-1812) joined the militia when the Revolutionary War began, leaving his Pennsylvania farm in the care of his wife. He was elected to the Pennsylvania state legislature in 1784. A vocal abolitionist, Smilie was instrumental . . . Map (db m141886) HM
13District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Leonard P. Matlovich
Never Again 6 July 1943 Never Forget 22 June 1988 A Gay Vietnam Veteran When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one. [Presidential plaque on grave . . . Map (db m141894) WM
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14District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Levi Casey
1749 - 1807 Revolutionary War Soldier Levi Casey Lieutenant Colonel-SC Map (db m141897) HM
15District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
Historic Congressional Cemetery is the final resting place of four significant contributors to the Underground Railroad. William Boyd John Dean David A. Hall Hannibal Hamlin Map (db m141883) HM
16District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Peter Perkins Pitchlynn — (Ha-tchoo-tuc-knee)
Choctaw Chief—Diplomat—Education Leader Born January 30, 1896 Died January 17, 1881 • Principal Chief, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma 1864-1866 • Tribal Commissioner for land claims against the U.S. Government (1853-61 — . . . Map (db m139480) HM
17District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Pushmataha — Congressional Cemetery
Brigadier General Pushmataha (1764-1824) was a Choctaw chief, warrior, hunter, and great friend of many, including President Andrew Jackson. In 1812, Pushmataha led 1,000 warriors of Choctaw Nation to fight alongside Jackson at the Battle of New . . . Map (db m141889) HM
18District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Seafarers Yacht Club — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1950 M Street, SE —
The Seafarers Yacht Club is the oldest African American boat club on the East Coast. It was founded in 1945 by Lewis T. Green, Sr., a vocational arts teacher in the DC Public Schools who built boats as a hobby. Needing a dock, he contacted the U.S. . . . Map (db m89445) HM
19District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Thomas R. Gedney — Subdued America's First Presidential Assassin — Congressional Cemetery —
On the “cold, damp” day of Friday, January 30, 1835 President Andrew Jackson and other dignitaries attended a memorial service in the Capitol Rotunda for the recently deceased South Carolina Congressman Warren R. Davis. As the crows departed at the . . . Map (db m141888) HM
20District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — U.S. Arsenal Explosion Memorial
Dedicated to the Memory of the Victims of the U.S. Arsenal Explosion on June 17, 1864 Ellen Roche Julia McEwen Bridget Dunn W. E. Tippett Margaret Horan Johanna Connors Susan Harris Lizzie Brahler Margaret Yonson . . . Map (db m80961) WM
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21District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — UH-IV Iroquois — Army National Guard — District of Columbia Armory —
The venerable UH-I “HUEY” helicopter was a beloved work horse for the District of Columbia Army National Guard, safely and reliably supporting the Nation’s Capital for over 40 years. With 2-4 crew members, HUEYs carried up to 6 litter . . . Map (db m73785) HM WM
22District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Uriah Tracy — Congressional Cemetery
Uriah Tracy (1755-1807) was a Revolutionary War patriot and later a Senator from Connecticut. As a young man, he joined a militia company that responded to the famous Lexington Alarm in 1775. Tracy studied law at Yale & served in the Connecticut . . . Map (db m141895) HM
23District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Warren M. Robbins — Sept. 4, 1923 ~ Dec. 4th, 2008
Founder National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution "Our hope is to provide a foundation for interracial understanding." ~W.M.R. [1977]Map (db m142067) HM
24District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Welcome — Congressional Cemetery
Welcome to Congressional Cemetery, a place where American heritage comes to life every day. There are about 65,000 people buried on these 35 acres, and about half of them are children. Historic Congressional Cemetery predates Arlington Cemetery . . . Map (db m141882) HM
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022