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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?

Brachyphyllum crassicarde fossil

During the Cretaceous Period, 120 million years ago, the Fort Foote property was swamp land, much different from today. Warm adapted plants such as Brachyphyllum crassicarde lived in this habitat (fossil photo to the right). As the climate began to change, this plant as well as many others died out.