Encampment of Coxey's Army (1894)

Encampment of Coxey's Army (1894) (HM3JX)

Location: Bladensburg, MD 20710 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 56.106', W 76° 56.3'

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In the wake of the economic "Panic of 1893", social reformer Jacob Coxey and his "Army of the Commonwealth," consisting of approximately 500 unemployed workers, marched from Ohio to Washington, D.C., to demonstrate at the Capitol for unemployment relief. Following their march on Washington, Coxey and his Army were invited to stay at the George Washington House Hotel in Bladensburg by its proprietor. On May 14, 1894, the group's rank-and-file members camped in the hotel's backyard while Jacob Coxey, his wife, his infant son Legal Tender Coxey, and his assistant Carl Browne were given free rooms. Floodwaters forced Coxey's Army to flee Bladensburg on May 20, 1894. Jacob Coxey (1854-1951) ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1894, 1916, and 1942 and for president in 1932 and 1936.

Text with middle-left photo: Carl Browne on horseback, with Coxey's Army. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Text with lower-left photo: Encampment of Coxey's Army. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Text with middle photo: Jacob Coxey. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Text with upper-right photo: George Washington House Hotel. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
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HM NumberHM3JX
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 3:29am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 331996 N 4311360
Decimal Degrees38.93510000, -76.93833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.106', W 76° 56.3'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 6.36" N, 76° 56' 18.00" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7282-7298 Anacostia Tributary Trail System, Bladensburg MD 20710, US
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