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Annual Fort Stevens Day
July 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
July 11-12, 1864 – the only Civil War battle in the Nation’s Capital and the only time a sitting President came under direct enemy fire. The battle engaged other Civil War defenses, including Forts Reno, Bayard, DeRussy, Slocum, Totten and Bunker Hill. Battleground National Cemetery, north of Fort Stevens on Georgia Ave., holds the remains of 41 Union soldiers who died at Fort Stevens.
This year’s event will focus on Women in the Civil War Defenses of Washington. There will be reenactors of soldiers and many historical figures like Clara Barton, Angelina Grimke, Elizabeth Keckley, Elizabeth Thomas, Lew Wallace, and others in dress. Plus speakers, children’s activities, and live authentic period music. The main shaded tent ceremony at 10 am is followed by activities into the afternoon. Food/drink trucks & bathrooms on site, and a cooling space if needed.
Learn more HERE!