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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25L_damn-the-torpedoes-full-speed-ahead_Washington-DC.html
With these legendary words, naval officer David G. Farragut led the Union fleet past Confederate mines (then called torpedoes) and to victory at the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864. From the rigging of his flagship, USS Hartford, Farragut d…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM257_ashburton-house_Washington-DC.html
has been designated a NationalHistoric Landmark This site possesses national significancein commemorating the history of theUnited States of America 1974National Park ServiceUnited States Department of the Interior
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM255_battery-kemble-park_Washington-DC.html
Built in the autumn of 1861 and enlarged in 1862, the battery was named for Gouveneur Kemble of Cold Spring, NY, a former superintendent of the West Point Foundry. The battery, which consisted of two 100-pound Parrott guns, was designed to sweep t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24P_first-home-of-the-reserve-officers-association_Washington-DC.html
From 1924 to 1938, rooms of the Lee House were the first headquarters of the reserve officers association of the United States. Founded in 1922 by General of the Armies John J. Pershing to assure an adequate national security, ROA had as an early …
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Erected 1858 Home of Rear Admiral Samuel Phillips Lee, U.S. Navy and Elizabeth Blair Lee, to whom it was given by her father, Francis Preston Blair. Admiral Lee commanded the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron during the Civil War. Home also of…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM24M_francis-preston-blair_Washington-DC.html
This plaque marks the home ofFrancis Preston Blair (1791-1876)Founder and Editor ofThe Globe (1830-1845)A newspaper which championedDemocratic causes and vigorous journalismnotably during the administration ofPresident Andrew Jacksonin whose "kitc…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1M5_chain-bridge_Washington-DC.html
In 1797, the merchants of Georgetown built here the first bridge over the Potomac River in order to compete with the Virginia port of Alexandria. The Falls Bridge allowed trade from the "upper country" of Virginia to move directly to Georgetown ov…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1E3_fort-stevens_Washington-DC.html
Civil War Defenses of Washington1861-1865 The partial reconstruction of Fort Stevens that you see today was done by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937. No visible evidence of the original fort remains. Battle of Fort StevensJuly 11-12, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1DM_fort-slocum_Washington-DC.html
No visible evidence remains of Fort Slocum, which stood here and across Kansas Avenue to your left. Cannon mounted at Fort Totten helped repulse a Confederate attack on Fort Stevens, July 11-12, 1864.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1D8_fort-totten_Washington-DC.html
One of the Civil War defenses of Washington construction of Fort Totten was begun in August 1861, named after Gen. Joseph G. Totten the fort contained 20 guns and mortars including eight 32-pounders. United States Department of the InteriorNati…