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    Civil War Defenses of Washington

    District of Columbia

Multimedia Presentations

Letter from Fort Marcy - Keller Bob

A Letter from Fort Marcy

Read along with a civil war soldier as he writes home to his family from Fort Marcy. View the actual letter from 1862, and get a sense of what it was like to be a new soldier.

Click here for the letter

 
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Trips for Kids Video

On April 21, 2007, Trips for Kids sponsored an Earth Day Bike Rodeo in Fort Dupont Park. Click here to check out the fun and learn about the park's partner, Trips for Kids.

 

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The Emancipation Statue in Lincoln Park

Emancipation statue in Lincoln Park

Fort Stevens and Battleground National Cemetery: Podcasts (mp3) self-guided walking tours

On these tours you will learn the role that the fort served during the Battle of Fort Stevens and Battleground National Cemetery, two of nine Civil War installations under the stewardship of Rock Creek Park.
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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.