Battleground to Community
— Brightwood Heritage Trail —On July 11 and 12, 1864, this intersection was the center of the only Civil War battle fought in the District of Columbia. Here, Union sharpshooters at Fort Stevens, supported by forces across the northernmost of Washington's ring of forts, stopped General Jubal A. Early's Rebels. Early attacked from the north, along the Seventh Street Turnpike and the Georgetown Turnpike (now Georgia and Wisconsin avenues).
|Placed By||Cultural Heritage DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324331 N 4315130|
|Decimal Degrees||38.96755000, -77.02768333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 58.053', W 77° 1.661'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 58' 3.18" N, 77° 1' 39.66" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6352-6398 Piney Branch Rd NW, Washington DC 20012, US|
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