— 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.
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|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 10:05am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324402 N 4315479|
|Decimal Degrees||38.97070000, -77.02695000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 58.242', W 77° 1.617'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 58' 14.52" N, 77° 1' 37.02" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6625-6699 US-29, Washington DC 20012, US|
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