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"Damn The Torpedoes!" The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864 - 1865 Marker image, Touch for more information
By Brandon Fletcher, July 9, 2011
"Damn The Torpedoes!" The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864 - 1865 Marker
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1Alabama (Baldwin County), Gulf Shores — "Damn The Torpedoes!" The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864 - 1865
(preface) "Damn the Torpedoes!" is a familiar battle cry, but there's more to the story! The Mobile Civil War Trail is your guide to military movements and the way of life on and around Mobile Bay in the closing two years of the Civil . . . — Map (db m87247) HM
2Alabama (Baldwin County), Spanish Fort — “Damn The Torpedoes!”The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864-1965
“Damn The Torpedoes!” is the familiar battle cry, but there’s much more to the story! The Mobile Bay Civil War Trail is your guide to military movements and the way of life on and around Mobile Bay in the closing two years of the Civil . . . — Map (db m81853) HM
3Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — White - Force Cottage
This Italianate style cottage was built in 1859 by C. B. and Martha Todd White. Mrs. White, half sister of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln, was an outspoken Southern patriot, who subjected the Lincolns to severe criticism, when the Northern press accused her . . . — Map (db m38274) HM
4Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Athens Sacked and Plundered
On May 2, 1862, Union troops of the 19th and 24th Illinois and the 37th Indiana Regiments commanded by Col. John Basil Turchin went on a rampage through the town. They looted and plundered stores and homes, stealing clothing, jewelry and anything of . . . — Map (db m85387) HM
5Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — "Damn The Torpedoes!" The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864 - 1865The Museum of Mobile
(preface) "Damn the Torpedoes!" is a familiar battle cry, but there's more to the story! The Mobile Civil War Trail is your guide to military movements and the way of life on and around Mobile Bay in the closing two years of the Civil . . . — Map (db m87288) HM
6Alabama (Russell County), Fort Mitchell — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, . . . — Map (db m120002) WM
7Arizona (Apache County), Teec Nos Pos — Arizona(Four Corners)
The line separating the territories of New Mexico and Arizona was established as 32 degrees of longitude west of the Washington Meridian by Congressional Act of February 24, 1863, signed by President Abraham Lincoln. The Washington Meridian . . . — Map (db m36625) HM
8Arizona (Pinal County), Florence — Poston's ButteHistoric Site
Charles Debrille Poston, 1825-1902, often referred to as the "Father of Arizona", promoted territorial status for Arizona during President Lincoln's administration. Poston, motivated by silver mining interests lobbied for federal legislation to . . . — Map (db m26661) HM
9Arizona (Yavapai County), Prescott — Prescott
Prescott, Yavapai County Seat, founded 1864 on Granite Creek, source of Placer gold. Named for William Hickling Prescott, Historian, first Gov. JN. N. Goodwin, Appointee of Abraham Lincoln. Established first territorial capital of Arizona here. At . . . — Map (db m18805) HM
10Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief
[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . — Map (db m92389) HM WM
11Arkansas (Phillips County), Helena — Recruiting in Helena
Lorenzo Thomas at Fort Curtis Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas spoke in Helena on April 6, 1863. About 4,000 soldiers stood in formation in Fort Curtis. They heard Thomas, their commanding officer, the district . . . — Map (db m108013) HM
12Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — Map (db m114215) HM
13California (Amador County), Volcano — The Thomas Starr King Bell
The Thomas Starr King Bell was donated to the town of Volcano by Unitarian preacher Thomas Starr King in 1862, who was greatful to the town for its support for the Union and the election of Abraham Lincoln. The bell was originally located at the . . . — Map (db m101341) HM
14California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Special DeliveryAutry National Center — Griffith Park —
The Pony Express was an ultra-fast but short-lived mail service that ran between the East and West from 1860 to 1861. The roughly 1,900-mile route began in Missouri and passed through Wyoming and Utah before crossing the Sierra Nevada mountain . . . — Map (db m76323) HM
15California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Angel’s Flight
Built in 1901 by Colonel J. W. Eddy, lawyer, engineer, and friend of President Lincoln, Angel's Flight is said to be the world's shortest incorporated railway. The counterbalanced cars, controlled by cables, travel a 33 percent grade for 315 . . . — Map (db m120118) HM
16California (Los Angeles County), Newhall — William J. Johnston Jr.
Presented the Medal of Honor on September 16, 1863 for gallantry in the Seven Day Battle and Peninsula Campaign "Willie” was a five foot tall, eleven year-old drummer boy in Company D, Third Vermont Volunteers Infantry of the Union Army, . . . — Map (db m150914) HM WM
17California (Mariposa County), Mariposa — Mormon Bar
In 1849, a group of Mormons established a tent encampment near here while searching for land to farm. After an influx of gold miners the Mormons moved on. Next came thousands of Chinese miners, merchants and farmers. Mormon Bar became the largest . . . — Map (db m46408) HM
18California (Mariposa County), Wawona — 4 — Yosemite Valley's First Visit by White Men
From the crest of the ridge of a few hundred feet behind this point members of the Mariposa Battalion under the leadership of Major James D. Savage looked into Yosemite Valley on March 27, 1851. Alarmed by the encroaching tide of California Gold . . . — Map (db m47417) HM
19California (Mariposa County), Yosemite National Park — 790 — Yosemite Valley1864-1964
On June 30, 1864 the United States granted the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the State of California to "be held for public use, resort and recreation...inalienable for all time." This act, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, . . . — Map (db m81941) HM
20California (Orange County), San Juan Capistrano — 200 — San Juan Capistrano Mission
Founded in 1776 by Padre Junipero Serra. The seventeenth in the chain of twenty-one missions established in Alta California to Christianize and civilize the Indians. Stone church destroyed in 1812 earthquake. Expropriated during Mexican rule. . . . — Map (db m50226) HM
21California (Placer County), Colfax — Schuyler Colfax1865
Schuyler Colfax, Speaker of the House of Representatives, was asked by President Abraham Lincoln on April 14 to take a message to the miners of the west, that their prosperity is the prosperity of the Nation. These may have been Lincoln’s last words . . . — Map (db m10976) HM
22California (Plumas County), Taylorsville — Taylorsville Veterans MemorialJason Poindexter
To honor the men and women who have fought, and those that have died in the War on Iraq. To remember their courage and especially their sacrifice while doing their duty. In memoriam Private First Class Jason Poindexter, 2nd Platoon, Echo Company, . . . — Map (db m66161) WM
23California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — 780-8 — First Transcontinental RailroadWestern Base of the Sierra Nevada
On January 12, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln decreed that where the Central Pacific Railroad crossed Arden Creek the western base of the Sierra Nevada began. The hardships of railroad construction through mountains resulted in increased government . . . — Map (db m18854) HM
24California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — General George Wright1803 – 1865
A graduate of West Point, his gallantry on the fields of battle earned him commendations; from the Seminole War in Florida, to the Mexican War, to the Indian Campaign in the Pacific Northwest. His unwavering loyalty to the Union would prompt . . . — Map (db m10766) HM
25California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Sacramento River Waterfront
Display 1 Before 1848, the Sacramento River waterfront, behind you, was quiet and occupied by few people. New arrivals during the Gold Rush transformed the waterfront rapidly, turning it into a chaotic transportation hub crowded with goods . . . — Map (db m113061) HM
26California (San Bernardino County), Redlands — Lincoln Memorial ShrineErected by the Watchorn Family
As did their friends the Smiley brothers, Robert and Alma Watchorn contributed greatly to Redlands’ cultural life. A labor organizer, Commissioner of Immigration at Ellis Island, and oilman who experienced the American dream, Robert as a . . . — Map (db m135263) HM
27California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — The Abraham Lincoln BrigadeIt is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees! – Dolores Ibarrúri — ... no man ever entered earth more honorably than those who died in Spain – Ernest Hemingway —
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Memorial is part historical marker, part veterans memorial and entirely a work of art. It consists of a number of panels. The panels are in 15 columns of three rows each. Not all panels contain text, and some panels of . . . — Map (db m72028) HM WM
28California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — World War II
This marker is one of a series intended to commemorate the 150 years of the Port of San Francisco. It is composed of a captioned photograph and text entitled Did you know... mounted on a cylindrical metal pylon. During World War II, . . . — Map (db m73331) HM
29California (San Mateo County), Pescadero — Steele RanchDickerman Barn
Today the cow barn is the visitor center for the Marine Education Center, the horse barn serves as a theater and classroom, and the smaller, two-story creamery building is the volunteer headquarters and park office. Coastal Dairy The . . . — Map (db m92639) HM
30California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — New Almaden’s Civil War Crisis
In March 1863 the Supreme Court adjudged that the original Castillero claim to the New Almaden Mine was fraudulent and invalid. President Abraham Lincoln, acting on this judgment, sent a writ to U.S. Marshall C.W. Rand in San Francisco. “I, . . . — Map (db m12916) HM
31Colorado (Adams County), Aurora — Colorado Freedom Memorial
"It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here... to the great task remaining before us... that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion, . . . — Map (db m75613) WM
32Colorado (Kiowa County), Eads — The Sand Creek MassacreSand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
On November 29, 1864, U.S. Colonel John Chivington and 700 volunteer troops attacked an encampment of Cheyenne and Arapaho along Sand Creek. The thunderous approach of horses galloping toward camp at dawn sent hundreds fleeing from their tipis. Many . . . — Map (db m72552) HM
33Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Abraham Lincoln’s Visit
Abraham Lincoln visited this city Saturday evening March 10, 1860, and delivered a political address before a large audience of citizens in Washingtoh Hall which was then a portion of this building. — Map (db m91932) HM
34Connecticut (Fairfield County), Sherman — Sherman World War I Memorial
In Honor of the Citizens of The Town of Sherman Who Served Their Country in the World War 1914 1918 Alfredson David • Atkins Charles S. • * Blantin Ernest • Blantin John Jr. • Boo Axel • Burch Elvin H. • Cussler Edward • Gentles Robert B. • . . . — Map (db m24434) HM
35Connecticut (Hartford County), Glastonbury — Glastonbury
Formerly part of Wethersfield, the town was named for Glastonbury in England. Its thirty four original farms, running from the River three miles east “into the wilderness,” were the first officially surveyed by Connecticut Colony, . . . — Map (db m98863) HM
36Connecticut (Litchfield County), New Milford — Lincoln Herm
[ On the North plaque ] 1912 The Gift of Edward Williams Marsh Captain of Company –M-Second Connecticut Volunteers Heavy Artillery To the Town of New Milford In Loving Memory of the Soldiers and Sailors Of the Union Army . . . — Map (db m23071) HM
37Connecticut (New Haven County), Cheshire — Cheshire
Settled in 1695 as Wallingford “West Farms”, this area obtained status as the village of New Cheshire in 1723. It was incorporated as a town in 1780. Cheshire became famous for its agricultural productivity and light manufacturing. . . . — Map (db m22371) HM
38Connecticut (New Haven County), Meriden — Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln in search of the nomination for the presidence addressed a ralley in the Town Hall of Meriden - March 7, 1860 " – and that government of the people, by the people and for the people, shall not perish from the earth." . . . — Map (db m27288) HM WM
39Connecticut (New London County), Norwich — David Ruggles Freedom Courtyard
David Ruggles Freedom Courtyard dedicated on the 19th day of October in the year 2013 and to honor the 150th anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863 Whereas, on the twenty-second day of . . . — Map (db m101879) HM
40Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-181 — Lincoln's Speech
On June 10, 1848, Congressman Abraham Lincoln traveled to Wilmington, Delaware, for the purpose of addressing a meeting of members of the Whig political party. He was accompanied by Delaware Representative John W. Houston and two other members of . . . — Map (db m94199) HM
41District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia — 18 — The Sage of AnacostiaAn East-of-the River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail —
This imposing property once belonged to Anacostia’s most famous resident: Frederick Douglass. After escaping slavery as a young man, Douglass rose to become a distinguished abolitionist, writer, publisher, and orator. By the 1860s Douglass was . . . — Map (db m88723) HM
42District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 16 — “Get Down You Fool”Battleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail —
Hearing those words, President Abraham Lincoln ducked down from the Fort Stevens parapet during the Civil War battle that stopped the Confederates from taking Washington. On July 9, 1864, some 15,000 Rebels led by General Jubal A. Early . . . — Map (db m72829) HM
43District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — 17 — Aunt Betty's StoryBattleground to Community — Brightwood Heritage Trail —
Elizabeth Proctor Thomas (1821-1917), a free Black woman whose image appears on each Brightwood Heritage Trail sign, once owned 11 acres in this area. Known, respectfully in her old age as "Aunt Betty," Thomas and her husband James farmed and . . . — Map (db m72830) HM
44District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — Fort Stevens
Civil War Defenses of Washington 1861-1865 The partial reconstruction of Fort Stevens that you see today was done by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937. No visible evidence of the original fort remains. Battle of Fort Stevens July . . . — Map (db m3028) HM
45District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — Fort StevensRock Creek Park
We haven’t taken Washington, but we scared Abe Lincoln like hell! ” General Jubal Anderson Early Built between 1861-1863 this structure was originally called Fort Massachusetts and guarded the northern defenses of the . . . — Map (db m49456) HM
46District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — Lincoln Under Fire at Fort Stevens
Lincoln Under Fire at Fort Stevens July 12, 1864 — Map (db m901) HM
47District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Freedmen’s Memorial Monument to Abraham Lincolnor Freedom’s Memorial
In grateful memory of Abraham Lincoln. This monument was erected by the Western Sanitary Commission of Saint Louis, Mo., with funds contributed solely by emancipated Citizens of the United States declared free by his Proclamation, January 1st . . . — Map (db m41617) HM
48District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — The Old Naval Hospital
The Neighborhood This site has been associated with Navy medicine since 1800 when an apothecary shop located here provided medical services to sailors and marines from the nearby Navy Yard and Marine Barracks. Naval Hospital, . . . — Map (db m127966) HM
49District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Ulysses S. Grant MemorialNational Mall and Memorial Parks — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
“Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace,” General Ulysses S. Grant. Hiram Ulysses Grant, mistakenly listed as Ulysses Simpson . . . — Map (db m29459) HM
50District of Columbia (Washington), Chinatown — Discover DC / Gallery Place - Chinatown
Welcome to downtown Washington, DC — an area rich in history, culture, and places to see. You will enjoy visiting the following sites located in the vicinity of this sign. Ford's Theatre Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, . . . — Map (db m113106) HM
51District of Columbia (Washington), Chinatown — e.9 — Mary Surratt's Boarding HouseCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
"The nest in which the egg was hatched." President Andrew Johnson, April 1865. The building at 604 H Street is intimately connected to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater, just five . . . — Map (db m16585) HM
52District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — “Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead!”Farragut Square, National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C. — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
With these legendary words, naval officer David G. Farragut led the Union fleet past Confederate mines (then called torpedoes) and to victory at the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864. From the rigging of his flagship, USS Hartford, . . . — Map (db m4104) HM
53District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — W.2 — Franklin SquareCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
"going into the country" This urban oasis exists because President Andrew Jackson needed water. The site of excellent springs (a rare commodity in the early city when everyone was dependent on private wells), this square was purchased . . . — Map (db m29594) HM
54District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — 326 — Historic New York Avenue Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
This church, one of the Nation’s most historic, traces its beginnings to a small group of Scottish stonemasons meeting in a carpenter’s shop on the grounds of the White House during its construction in 1793. Many prominent Americans, including 17 . . . — Map (db m122257) HM
55District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Metropolitan AME ChurchAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — 1518 M Street, NW —
This church started on Capitol Hill in 1821 as Israel Bethel, was founded by African Americans denouncing White racism at Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church. Later, Pastor Henry McNeal Turner helped persuade President Lincoln to accept Black . . . — Map (db m30056) HM
56District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — W.4 — New York Avenue Presbyterian Church at Herald SquareCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
"The churches are needed as never before for divine services." President Abraham Lincoln So said President Lincoln from his pew in New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. While other churches were occupied by . . . — Map (db m32926) HM
57District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — The Blair House
National Historical Marker The Blair House Purchased in 1836 by Francis P. Blair, Sr., friend of Andrew Jackson, publisher of the Washington "Globe" and the "Congressional Globe." Inherited by his son, Montgomery Blair, Attorney for Dred Scott, . . . — Map (db m23493) HM
58District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — The Blair HouseErected 1824
1836 home of Francis Preston Blair Editor of Globe, also of Montgomery Blair Attorney for Dred Scott, Postmaster General in the Cabinet of Abraham Lincoln. Occupied by George Bancroft, Historian. General Robert E. Lee was here offered command . . . — Map (db m113099) HM
59District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — W.5 — The United States TreasuryCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
Billions for the war, and a bunker for the president The grand, pillared United States Treasury building that stands before you, its first section designed by Robert Mills in 1836, was the financial command center for the Union. It . . . — Map (db m130407) HM
60District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — W.5 — The United States TreasuryCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
Billions for the war and a bunker for the president The grand, pillared United States Treasury building that stands before you was the financial command center for the Union during the Civil War. It was here between 1861 and 1865 . . . — Map (db m130491) HM
61District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — White House Kitchen GardenNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
”. . . Now I shall plant, if at all, more for the public than for myself.” John Quincy Adams, diary entry for July 5, 1826, shortly before beginning the first major planting program at the White House. Massachusetts . . . — Map (db m61677) HM
62District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 13 — Our Tax DollarsMake No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail —
While only Congress — the people's elected representatives — can impose taxes and decide how they are spent, the Internal Revenue Service, a bureau of the U.S. Treasury, ensures those taxes are collected fairly and efficiently. The . . . — Map (db m57212) HM
63District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Winder BuildingErected 1848 — Purchased by United States Government 1852 —
During the Civil War this building was Headquarters of the United States Army. Major General Winfield Scott, Major General Halleck and later Lieutenant General U.S. Grant had their offices here. It also housed the Bureau of Military Justice, . . . — Map (db m133739) HM
64District of Columbia (Washington), Fort McNair — Building 20, Grant Hall
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
65District of Columbia (Washington), Fort McNair — Lincoln Assassination Trial
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
66District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — A Georgetown "Cathedral"
Almost a miniature Gothic cathedral, Christ Church behind you was built in 1885. It is the third building to occupy the spot since a group of Georgetown Episcopalians founded the parish in 1817. Among the founders were Francis Scott Key, author of . . . — Map (db m113421) HM
67District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Dumbarton United Methodist ChurchOne of America's Oldest Methodist Societies
First organized in a cooper's shop in 1772. Bishop Asbury preached here. This church was built in 1849 and renovated tin 1898. It served as a Civil War Hospital in 1862. President Lincoln attended this church on March 8, 1863 to hear Bishop Simpson . . . — Map (db m113904) HM
68District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — "Surratt Boarding House"
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69District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Discover DC / Judiciary Square
Welcome to downtown Washington DC—an area rich in history, culture and places to see. You will enjoy visiting the following sites located in the vicinity of this sign. The Courts on Judiciary Square Judiciary Square is one of the . . . — Map (db m18439) HM
70District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Discover DC / Judiciary Square
Welcome to downtown Washington DC - an area rich in history, culture and places to see. You will enjoy visiting the following sites located in the vicinity of this sign. Clockwise from top: "Lone Sailor" at the US Navy . . . — Map (db m110214) HM
71District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — e.2 — Old City HallCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
witness to the end of slavery in the nation’s capital. This imposing Greek Revival building was Washington’s first city hall, designed by George Hadfield and built between 1820 and 1850. It house the city court and an elected mayor . . . — Map (db m29655) HM
72District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — e.3 — Senator Daniel WebsterCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
“Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable,” Senator Daniel Webster, January 1830 Senator Daniel Webster, eloquent advocate for the preservation of the Union and a political giant . . . — Map (db m29708) HM
73District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — e.4 — Sitting in JudgmentCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
This imposing, Greek Revival style structure was designed by George Hadfield as Washington's first City Hall/Courthouse. Throughout its history, the building has housed the local and federal courts for DC, presided over by judges appointed by . . . — Map (db m58366) HM
74District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — Logan CircleIn Past and Present: Mirror on American History
Pierre L'Enfant's 1791 design for the Nation's capital featured a prominent triangle formed by the "President's House" and two intersections: Pacific Circle, located to the northwest of the presidential residence, and Iowa Circle, to the northeast. . . . — Map (db m153986) HM
75District of Columbia (Washington), Logan Circle — No Braver Man Than John Logan
In November 1860, Abraham Lincoln's election as the nation's first Republican President ignited Southern fears that the country's new balance of political power threatened the institution of slavery in America. Within months, eleven Southern states . . . — Map (db m153987) HM
76District of Columbia (Washington), Manor Park — The 122nd New York Volunteer Infantry
To the gallant sons of Onondaga County, N.Y. who fought on this field July 12, 1864 in defence of Washington and in the presence of Abraham Lincoln 122 N.Y.V — Map (db m76093) HM
77District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 2 — Harvest at Pleasant Plainsca. 1750
By the late 17th century, English colonial settlements and tobacco plantations had reached what is now Washington, DC. By the 1750s the ports of Alexandria and Georgetown were built, and soon afterward a series of mills expanded along Rock Creek . . . — Map (db m112586) HM
78District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Serving as a Temporary Federal PrisonSafety — Behind These Walls —
The body of John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, was brought to the Navy Yard for examination and identification aboard the USS Montauk. With the exception of Mary Surratt, the Lincoln conspirators (including Lewis Payne, . . . — Map (db m126460) HM
79District of Columbia (Washington), Old Soldiers Home — President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home — A National Trust Historic Site —
President Lincoln and his family lived in this country home for over a quarter of his presidency. Escorted by his cavalry guard, Lincoln rode to the White House every morning either on horseback or by carriage, and returned here each evening to . . . — Map (db m52838) HM
80District of Columbia (Washington), Old Soldiers Home — U. S. Soldiers' Home
U.S. Soldiers' Home has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1974 National Park Service United States Department of the . . . — Map (db m52839) HM
81District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — 601 Pennsylvania Avenue
On this site in 1814, "The Star-Spangled Banner" was first sung in public. The most famous of several hotels on this block was Brown's Marble Hotel (1851-1935), an innovative Greek Revival landmark, where John Tyler and Abraham Lincoln were guests. . . . — Map (db m66714) HM
82District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln died in this house April 15, 1865 at 7:22 a.m. Purchased by the United States in 1896. — Map (db m28502) HM
83District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — .5 — Abraham Lincoln Walked HereCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
"Tonight, beautiful women, perfumes, and the violins’ sweetness... At 10:30 p.m. on March 4, 1865, a tired and gaunt President Lincoln arrived at this site, his wife Mary in white lace and silk with purple and white flowers in her . . . — Map (db m28665) HM
84District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Discover DC / Gallery Place
Welcome to downtown Washington, DC — an area rich in history, culture, and places to see. You will enjoy visiting the following sites located in the vicinity of this sign. Sites described clockwise from top left Old Post . . . — Map (db m113218) HM
85District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Discover DC / Gallery Place / Arena
Welcome to downtown Washington, DC — an area rich in history, culture, and places to see. You will enjoy visiting the following sites located in the vicinity of this sign. Chinatown Arch Chinatown, centered on Seventh and H . . . — Map (db m113226) HM
86District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Discover DC / Metro Center
Welcome to downtown Washington, DC — an area rich in history, culture, and places to see. You will enjoy visiting the following sites in the vicinity of this sign. [Clockwise from top left:] Old Post Office Pavilion The . . . — Map (db m114658) HM
87District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — e.2 — Ending Slavery in WashingtonCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
To your right at the end of Indiana Avenue is Washington's first City Hall/Courthouse. Across Sixth Street is the H. Carl Moultrie I Courthouse, a successor to the original courthouse. The Old City Hall/Courthouse opened in 1822, with . . . — Map (db m56124) HM
88District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — W.7 — Freedom PlazaCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
“I have a dream.” Martin Luther King, Jr. August 1963 The block-long plaza at 13th and Pennsylvania Avenue just ahead to your left honors civil rights leader Martin Luther King with the name Freedom . . . — Map (db m28528) HM
89District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — .6 — John Wilkes Booth’s EscapeCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
“My brother saw Booth as he came down the alley and turned into F Street.” —Henry Davis, 1901. Twelve-year-old Henry Davis and his brother often looked out the back window of their Ninth . . . — Map (db m148286) HM
90District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Knights of Pythias
The Fraternal Order Knights of Pythias was founded on this site 914 E Street, N.W. on February 19, 1864 Charter granted by Abraham Lincoln — Map (db m129409) HM
91District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — .8 — Pennsylvania AvenueCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
“Main Street” for the city and the nation. Just a few steps ahead is Pennsylvania Avenue the inaugural parade route for every president since Thomas Jefferson and “Main Street” for local Washington since the . . . — Map (db m29651) HM
92District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — W.1 — The Church of the EpiphanyCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
“Carpets, cushions, and hymnbooks were packed away... ambulances began to stop... lastly come the surgeons....” Margaret Leech, Reveille in Washington. Church spires dominated the skyline of . . . — Map (db m131862) HM
93District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The New WillardErected 1901
Site of Joshua Tennison's Hotel 1818. John Strother 1821. Basil Williamson 1824. Frederick Barnard 1828. Proprietor of Mansion Hotel, Azariah Fuller American House 1833. City Hotel 1843. Willard's Hotel 1847-1901. Distinguished Guests . . . — Map (db m6618) HM
94District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The United States Court of Claims
The United States Court of Claims held its first meeting in "Willard's Hotel" on this site on May 11, 1855. The court was established to allow citizens to sue the U.S. Government. In 1861, President Lincoln wrote of the court: "It is as . . . — Map (db m6587) HM
95District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — W.6 — Willard Inter-Continental HotelCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
"This hotel, in fact, may be much more justly called the center of Washington and the Union than either the Capitol, the White House, or the State Department...." Nathaniel Hawthorne, Civil War reporter for the Atlantic . . . — Map (db m10905) HM
96District of Columbia (Washington), Petworth — 19 — Mr. Lincoln’s RideLift Every Voice Georgia Avenue — Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail —
It’s the summer of 1862. Early morning, but already hot and dusty. You’re standing at this spot, when you see a tall man on horseback. It’s President Abraham Lincoln. You’re pleased to see him, but not surprised. After all, he rides by here . . . — Map (db m130757) HM
97District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Federal Center — The Slave Trade in Washington, DC
"...in view from the windows of the Capitol, a sort of negro-livery stable, where droves of negroes were collected, temporarily kept, and finally taken to Southern markets …had been openly maintained for fifty years." Abraham Lincoln (1846) . . . — Map (db m129921) HM
98District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Waterfront — 13 — Military Education at Fort McNairRiver Farms to Urban Towers — Southwest Heritage Trail —
Fort Leslie J. McNair, to your right, honors the commander, Army Ground Forces during World War II who died in battle. It is the U.S. Army’s third oldest installation (after West Point and Carlisle Barracks). The fort dates back to 1791. . . . — Map (db m130912) HM
99District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Waterfront — 12 — The Law House In Peace and WarRiver Farms to Urban Towers — Southwest Heritage Trail —
To your left across Water Street is the Thomas Law House, now a community center for the Tiber Island cooperative. The Federal style house was designed by William Lovering in 1794 for businessman Thomas Law and his bride Eliza Parke Custis, . . . — Map (db m130911) HM
100District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest Waterfront — The River Queen
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant used this side-wheel steamer as his private dispatch boat, and it hosted the Hampton Roads Conference, President Lincoln's unsuccessful attempt to negotiate an end to the Civil War. — Map (db m112443) HM

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