Washington and Lincoln Under Fire: The Battle of Fort Stevens

date Saturday, 15 April 2017 time 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

👤 Brian Shell 🏢 Fort Stevens


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Don’t shoot the utility pole! (Photo by D Monack.)

This walking tour will recount the mostly forgotten Battle of Fort Stevens. You’ll learn about not only troop movement, but also the battle’s larger significance within the the Civil War.

We’ll talk about the broader history of fortification within the nation’s capital, the city’s evolving status as a refuge for escaped slaves from both Maryland and Virginia, and the actions that led up to and resulted from the engagement.


Fort Stevens
13th & Quackenbos streets NW
Washington, DC 20011
Neighborhood: Brightwood
Meet at the corner of Quakenbos and 13th streets NW

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