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Troops stationed here most likely slept in a Sibley Tent patented in 1856 by Federal Army Colonel Henry Hopkins Sibley. the tents were designed to be portable and comfortable and were modeled after the Comanche buffalo-hide houses called tipis . . . — — Map (db m198195) HM
Lucy Carter was a brave local woman with deep family roots.
A multiracial family named Carter lived near here in the 19th century. Lucy Carter was a free woman of color, but because of manumission laws passed in the 1800s, she had to . . . — — Map (db m198192) HM
Located near the edge of the Confederacy, Washington, D.C., was under constant threat by Confederate forces. To ward against that threat, Washington was ringed by earthen fortifications.
Skirmishes, guerilla raids, and major battles such as . . . — — Map (db m198197) HM
Family and Community Strength. Inhospitable Times.
You stand on historic Powhatan Paramountcy land. Before the Civil War, women seldom owned property. Keziah Carter was an exception. She was descended from the local Powhatan tribe . . . — — Map (db m198193) HM
The Fairfax County Park Authority preserves cultural resources across the county, including many significant Civil War sites. Visit sites where forces clashed, like Ox Hill Battlefield Park, or sites where the Union and Confederate soldiers lived, . . . — — Map (db m198198) HM
Small batteries called redoubts were constructed during the Civil War as part of the outer defensive lines that encircled Washington, D.C. Late in the war, the one in front of you was built here on Freedom Hill (according to tradition, named for . . . — — Map (db m208350) HM
At any one time, eight men, led by a sergeant likely from nearby Prospect Hill, were stationed in weekly rotation at Freedom Hill. A soldier's time was divided between patrol duty and maintenance of the earthen and log fortifications that . . . — — Map (db m198196) HM