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Fort Stevens

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13th and Quackenbos NW, Washington DC, DC 20011
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The battle that REALLY saved Washington

The Battle of Monocacy is labeled as "The Battle That Saved Washington" during the Civil War... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2017
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
Somewhat Off-the-Beaten-Path Civil War Site - Try And Visit During a Special Event

This is the site of an important Civil War battle that successfully defended Washington, DC from a... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2016
DCHistoryAndCulture
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13th and Quackenbos NW, Washington DC, DC 20011
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Reviewed February 12, 2017

The Battle of Monocacy is labeled as "The Battle That Saved Washington" during the Civil War. Fought near Frederick, Maryland, on July 9, 1864, Union forces were defeated by Confederate troops. But they delayed the Confederate march toward Washington long enough for the Union Army...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2016

This is the site of an important Civil War battle that successfully defended Washington, DC from a Confederate attack. President Lincoln was here during a portion of the battle and actually came under enemy fire. Fortunately Mr. Lincoln was unharmed and the Union forces eventually...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2014

Fort Stevens is the site of a Civil War battle in 1864 in which a Confederate attack on Washington DC was repulsed by the garrison of Fort Stevens, one of the forts surrounding the city. Abraham Lincoln observed the battle and legend has it that...More

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JazzMusician2014
Is there parking for cars on site?
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Response from DCHistoryAndCulture | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is plenty of street parking close by, and I think all or most of it is free. Also, if you are in town and looking for fun and historical things you can Google our "Washington, DC History & Culture" Meetup site... More
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