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Battleground National Cemetery August 1865

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150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens Events

Battleground National Cemetery Memorial Program

Sunday, July 13,2014

2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.

Honoring the 38 Soldiers interred on the grounds and others who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Civil War.

Location:

6625 Georgia Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20012

Did You Know?

Samuel Cooper

The Civil War Defenses were generally named after well known Union officers (many deceased during the war). This was not always the case. Fort Williams was first named Fort Traitor because the owner, Samuel Cooper(left), pledged an oath to the Union only to become a Confederate later on in the war.