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    Civil War Defenses of Washington

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WalkingTown and BikingTown DC Tours of the Civil War Defenses of Washington - Saturday October1, 2011

Did You Know?

Fort Stevens

As early as the 1820s, free African Americans settled in a community called Vinegar Hill, an area now known as Brightwood. During the Civil War, Fort Stevens was built within Vinegar Hill boundaries and repulsed the only Confederate attack on the District of Columbia.