Historical Markers in Fort McNair, District of Columbia
Washington and Vicinity
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In 1829, the Federal Penitentiary was built on this site. Designed by Charles Bulfinch, the Architect of the Capitol, the Penitentiary was influenced by the prison reform movement of the 1820s. In 1831, an eastern extension to the building added a . . . — — Map (db m64922) HM
General Ulysses S. Grant was born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio. The future commanding general of all U. S. Armies during the Civil War, Grant graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1843, then was commissioned a Brevet 2nd . . . — — Map (db m169020) HM
On April 14, 1865 John Wilkes Booth (of Maryland) assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Fords Theater in downtown Washington. Booth's conspirators were arrested and tried by a Military Court here in Building 20 from May 9 to June 30, 1865. One . . . — — Map (db m29740) HM
During the Civil War the Washington Arsenal was both the largest Federal arsenal and the one closest for shipping its war materials to the various fighting fronts in Virginia. Here thousands of caissons and limbers, wagons and ambulances, cannon . . . — — Map (db m29739) HM