Fort Stevens - Washington D.C.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 38° 57.866 W 077° 01.736
18S E 324215 N 4314787
Quick Description: On July 11-12, 1864 Fort Stevens defended the city from a Confederate attack under the command of General Jubal Anderson Early.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 10/8/2020 2:17:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM13856
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:
Fort Stevens-Rock Creek Park-National Park Service--“We haven’t taken Washington, but we scared Abe Lincoln like hell! ”
General Jubal Anderson Early

Built between 1861-1863 this structure was originally called Fort Massachusetts and guarded the northern defenses of the nation’s capital during the Civil War. On July 11-12, 1864 Fort Stevens defended the city from a Confederate attack under the command of General Jubal Anderson Early. During the battle, President Abraham Lincoln came under direct fire from Confederate sharpshooters while he witnessed the battle from the parapet of the fort. The Battle of Fort Stevens marks the only time in American history that a seated President came under direct fire from an enemy combatant during a time of war.

Fort Stevens was named after General Isaac Ingalls Stevens. General Stevens was killed on September 2, 1862 during the Battle of Chantilly, Virginia.

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In order to construct Fort Stevens, the home of the original property owner, Elizabeth Thomas, was destroyed. Several years after her death in 1917, Ms. Thomas’s family was financially compensated by the U.S. Government for the loss of the home and property.

LOCATION: Marker is in Brightwood in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Quackenbos Street Northwest and 13th Street Northwest, on the left when traveling east on Quackenbos Street Northwest. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6001 13th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20011, United States of America.
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