Winder Building

Winder Building (HMBK4)

Location: Washington, DC 20006
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.857', W 77° 2.379'

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Erected 1848

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United States Government 1852

During the Civil War this building was Headquarters of the United States Army. Major General Winfield Scott, Major General Halleck and later Lieutenant General U.S. Grant had their offices here. It also housed the Bureau of Military Justice, Engineer Office, Ordnance Office and Office of the Commissioner for the Exchange of Prisoners.

President Lincoln was a constant visitor during the trying days of the war and received here the latest despaches by wire from the Army in the west and by courier from the southern front. In addition to conferences with his military commanders, it is recorded that he often came at night to talk to prisoners held in the cells...
HM NumberHMBK4
Year Placed1950
Placed ByNational Capital Sesquicentennial Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 12:00am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323120 N 4307392
Decimal Degrees38.89761667, -77.03965000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.857', W 77° 2.379'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 51.42" N, 77° 2' 22.74" W
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Area Code(s)202, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 618 17th St NW, Washington DC 20006, US
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