Former Walter Reed Army Medical Center
—Walking Tour 1 —Although nothing remains of the original landscape, this area was a battleground of the only Civil War battle fought in Washington. On July 11, 1864, Confederate troops attempted to capture the Union's capitol by first taking a meagerly defended Fort Stevens, one of a ring of forts constructed to defend the city. Approaching from the north, soldiers found this location was advantageous due to its high ground overlooking Fort Stevens to the south.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 9:32pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324280 N 4315824|
|Decimal Degrees||38.97378333, -77.02845000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 58.427', W 77° 1.707'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 58' 25.62" N, 77° 1' 42.42" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1082-1098 Butternut St NW, Washington DC 20307, US|
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