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    Civil War Defenses of Washington

    District of Columbia



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Battleground National Cemetery

Battleground National Cemetery is aptly named. The cemetery grounds were part of the battlefield when Confederate troops under the command of Gen. Jubal Early attacked Washington, D.C. on July 11 – 12, 1864.