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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?

Isaac Ingalls Stevens

Built in 1861, Fort Stevens originally was named Fort Massachusetts. The fort was renamed Fort Stevens in 1863 after Isaac Ingalls Stevens. Stevens was the governor of the Washington Territory.