Battleground National Cemetery

Battleground National Cemetery (HM178M)

Location: Washington, DC 20012
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.242', W 77° 1.617'

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— Rock Creek Park —

During the late evening of July 12, 1864, 40 Union soldiers that perished while defending Washington DC from a two day Confederate attack (known as the Battle of Fort Stevens) were laid to rest here in what was once an apple orchard. President Abraham Lincoln, who attended the burial ceremony, dedicated the land as hallowed ground, making Battlefield National Cemetery one of America's small national cemeteries.

Between the 1870s and early 1900s a Superintendent's Lodge, rostrum, flagpole, and regimental monuments were added to the cemetery to pay tribute to the brave men who sacrificed all to preserve this nation and its capital city. In addition to the fallen soldiers, and the cemetery also holds the remains of the wife and three children of August Armbrecht, the original superintendent of the cemetery.
HM NumberHM178M
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 10:05am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324402 N 4315479
Decimal Degrees38.97070000, -77.02695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.242', W 77° 1.617'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 14.52" N, 77° 1' 37.02" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6625-6699 US-29, Washington DC 20012, US
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