The National Mall & The Civil War - District of Columbia
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N 38° 53.367 W 077° 02.124
18S E 323469 N 4306477
Quick Description: The National Mall and the Civil War.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 7/19/2019 10:14:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM10ZWZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:
Histories of the National Mall website (visit link) states;

"During the Civil War, Washington was busy with activity in the Capitol, the White House, and directly on the Mall. To defend the city from attack, the Union Army established a headquarters near the White House and Union troops were present on the Mall from 1860 to 1865. The military built temporary facilities on the Mall to house, feed, care for, and supply thousands of troops stationed in Washington and for wounded coming in from Virginia battlefields. American writer Walt Whitman published his experiences of visiting the wounded, bringing stories of the Civil War in Washington and on the Mall to millions of readers."

To find out why cattle was brought into the uncompleted Washington Monument during the Civil War click on the link above.


Histories of the National Mall was developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University with generous funding from the National Endowment from the Humanities. Content licensed under CC-BY.
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