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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?

Fort Washington

When the Civil War began, Fort Washington was the only existing fortification for the capital's defense. Fort Washington, nearly 12 miles down the Potomac, was built to guard against enemy ships during the War of 1812.