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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Southwest Quadrant, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Alexandria, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Alexandria Ind. City, VA (297) Arlington County, VA (373) Fairfax County, VA (482) Washington, DC (1962) Prince George s County, MD (524)  Alexandria(297) Alexandria (297)  ArlingtonCounty(373) Arlington County (373)  FairfaxCounty(482) Fairfax County (482)  D.C.(1962) Washington (1962)  PrinceGeorge'sCountyMaryland(524) Prince George's County (524)
Location of Southwest Quadrant
    Alexandria (297)
    Arlington County (373)
    Fairfax County (482)
    Washington, D.C. (1962)
    Prince George's County, Maryland (524)
 
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1Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — "Pursuers of Booth the Assassin"Alexandria National Cemetery
. . . Map (db m73446) HM
2Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — 1323 Duke Street – From Slavery to Freedom and Service — Alexandria Heritage Trail —
Text, upper half of marker panel: This house, built by Emmanuel Jones by 1888, stands at the corner of a block that witnessed the extremes of 19th century African American experience. From a slave trading company to significant . . . Map (db m46124) HM
3Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. . . . Map (db m92115) HM
4Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — Alexandria National Cemetery
Securing the Capital On May 24, 1861, Gen. Winfield Scott ordered eleven regiments of Union troops from Washington, D.C., across the Potomac River, where they captured Arlington and Alexandria. After their defeat in July at Manassas, . . . Map (db m92113) HM
5Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — E-124 — Alfred Street Baptist Church
Alfred Street Baptist Church is home to the oldest African American congregation in Alexandria, dating to the early 19th century. It has served as a prominent religious, educational, and cultural institution. In 1818, the congregation, then . . . Map (db m14623) HM
6Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — Bethel Cemetery
Resting place of 21 CSA Virginia soldiers Henry A. Crump 60th Inf • William M. David 62nd Inf • George W.L. Francis 7th Cav • William H. Haws 8th Inf • George W. Herndon 13th Inf • Elias M. Herring 18th Inf • Elijah F. Hutchison 6th Cav • . . . Map (db m150721) HM
7Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — Bethel Cemetery
Here rests 15 Alexandria area soldiers of the 17th Virginia Regiment, CSA Brown, Alexander H. • Carter, Merriwether T. • Darley, William • Jones, George W. • Lawler, John Joseph • Lewis, William L. • Pitts, Henry Segar • Pitts, Robert Tyler . . . Map (db m150723) HM
8Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — Brick Making on Broomilaw Pointca. 1882-1919 — City of Alexandria, Est. 1749 —
John Tucker's small factory at Broomilaw Point was one of several brickyards that operated in the City of Alexandria. Park Agnew and M.B. Harlow bought the brickworks in 1890, expanding and mechanizing Tucker's small operation. By 1890, the . . . Map (db m127763) HM
9Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial
The Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial is dedicated to honoring more than 1,700 people of African descent buried here during and following the Civil War, as well as those who may have been laid to rest after the cemetery officially . . . Map (db m77244) HM WM
10Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial
Seeking freedom and a chance to begin a new life thousands of African Americans fleeing slavery flooded Civil War-era Alexandria. The city was quickly overwhelmed, and as living conditions grew dire, many perished from disease and deprivation. In . . . Map (db m86652) HM
11Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — Courtesy of Bethel Cemetery, Est. 1885
Courtesy of Bethel Cemetery, Est. 1885 on whose grounds rests ten members of Col. John Singleton Mosby's Rangers, 43rd BN CSA. The area of Northern Virginia was known during the war and ever since as Mosby's Confederacy Ayre, George . . . Map (db m150722) HM
12Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — Douglass Cemeterycirca, 1827
The Douglass Cemetery Association was founded in 1895 as a non-denominational, segregated cemetery for Alexandria's African American community. The Douglass Cemetery is named in memory of Frederick Douglass, who was an American abolitionist, . . . Map (db m140586) HM
13Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — First Catholic Church in VirginiaA. D. 1795
This stone taken from the canal of the Potomac Company of which Washington and Fitzgerald were Directors commemorates the erection of the First Catholic Church in Virginia, A. D. 1795, which stood until 1839 about twenty feet behind this . . . Map (db m79678) HM
14Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — Former USCT Burial GroundRather Die Freemen Than Live To Be Slaves
This corner of the cemetery was probably reserved for members of the U.S. Colored Troops, some of whom were veterans of battles like the siege of Petersburg and the Battle of the Crater. In 1864, a group of USCT convalescing at L'Ouveruture Hospital . . . Map (db m87058) HM
15Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — E-131 — Franklin and Armfield Slave Office(1315 Duke Street)
Isaac Franklin and John Armfield leased this brick building with access to the wharves and docks in 1828 as a holding pen for enslaved people being shipped from Northern Virginia to Louisiana. They purchased the building and three lots in 1832. From . . . Map (db m72628) HM
16Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — E-109 — Freedmen’s Cemetery
Federal authorities established a cemetery here for newly freed African Americans during the Civil War. In January 1864, the military governor of Alexandria confiscated for use as a burying ground an abandoned pasture from a family with Confederate . . . Map (db m122082) HM
17Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — Hooff's Run BridgeAlexandria Heritage Trail
The bridge is one of the last remnants of Alexandria's first railroad, the Orange & Alexandria. The “O&ARR,” as it was commonly called, opened in 1851 and had 148 miles of track in 1860. The bridge was constructed by the railroad as it . . . Map (db m99330) HM
18Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — In Honor of Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice
In honor of those who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice in service to the United States of America and the families they left behind. The sacrifice will not be forgotten.Map (db m140585) WM
19Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — E-134 — L’Ouverture Hospital
Named for Toussaint L’Ouverture, the Haitian revolutionary. L’Ouverture Hospttal opened early in 1864 near the Freedmen’s barracks in Alexandria to serve sick and injured United States Colored Troops (USCT). Designed by the U.S. Army, . . . Map (db m108153) HM
20Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — L'Overture Hospital HQFebruary 15, 1864
During the Civil War, 217 was the headquarters of the L'Overture Hospital. It was named after Tousaint L'Overture — Hispaniola's (Haiti) slave revolt leader. Patients were African American Union Soldiers & “contrabands” (escaped . . . Map (db m74279) HM WM
21Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — Old Presbyterian Meeting HousePresbyterian Cemetery
In this cemetery rest the earthly remains of Patriots in the Revolutionary War, many of whom were of Scottish ancestry. These Patriots, along with many Presbyterians from Alexandria, fought for the cause of Liberty and assisted the Soldiers . . . Map (db m129163) HM
22Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southwest 1
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791 - 1792 Protected by Mt. Vernon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916Map (db m154752) HM
23Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — The West EndAlexandria Heritage Trail
The area around duke street between Hooff's Run and the base of Shuter's Hill was once known as "West End." Originally subdivided and sold by John and Thomas West in the 1780s, West End became a thriving community well positioned for commerce along . . . Map (db m72367) HM
24Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — Veterans' Memorial Walkway
Dedicated by the City of Alexandria and Alexandria's Veterans' organizations on Veterans' Day November 11, 1979, in honored memory of the deceased Alexandria Veterans of all the United States wars. Their service in war and peace contributed . . . Map (db m150724) WM
25Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — Welcome to Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial
[West wall:] During the Civil War, Alexandria's population swelled with more than 20,000 enslaved African Americans fleeing Confederate territory for safety behind Union lines. Initially called Contrabands because they were considered . . . Map (db m127734) HM
26Virginia (Alexandria), Southwest Quadrant — William Clayborne Memorial
Artist David Hess created this transept of found and cast materials. His design is in recognition of William Clayborne, the colonial surveyor and is based upon the artist's personal research into tools of the surveying trade from that period.Map (db m127733) HM
 
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