Historical Marker Series

Civil War to Civil Rights

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"This hotel, in fact, may be much more justly called the center of Washington and the Union than either the Capitol, the White House or the State Department. . ."Nathaniel Hawthorne, Civil War reporter for the Atlantic Monthly At 6:30 a.m. in late Februa…
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"Imagine a great avenue [with] solid ranks of soldiers, just marching steady all day long, for two days. ..." Walt Whitman. It took two days for the grand parade of 200,000 victorious Union soldiers described by the great American poet and Civil War nurs…
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"The nest in which the egg was hatched."President Andrew Johnson, April 1865.The building at 604 H Street, today Golo's Chinese Restaurant, is intimately connected with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater, just five blocks from …
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"It is known to you that events have transpired within the last few days, deeply affecting the peace and character of our community." With these words, city officials tried to calm the angry mobs gathering on this corner in April 1848. The crowds blamed…
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dragons to bring rain, prosperity and friendshipMore than 280 dragons, crowned by 700 glazed tiles, look down from the Chinatown Friendship Archway before you. Symbols of the spirits that bring rain and prosperity in China, these painted and carved dragons …
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"Hay for the horses, produce for the table, live chickens for the pot, and a hat for your head." All this and more could be had right here during the Civil War. The triangular area just ahead to your left was called Major Space. The city's sprawling City…
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"My brother saw Booth as he came down the alley and turned into F Street." Henry Davis, 1901. Twelve-year-old Henry Davis and his brother often looked out the back window of their Ninth Street home before they went to bed. They were fascinated by the com…
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"I have a dream."? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Martin Luther King, Jr. August 1963The block-long plaza at 13th and Pennsylvania Avenue just ahead to your left honors civil rights leader Martin Luther King with the name Freedom Plaza. King completed his histor…
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"Tonight, beautiful women, perfume, and the violins' sweetness ... [yet during the war] the amputation, the blue face, the groan, the glassy eye of the dying." Walt Whitman At 10:30 p.m. on March 4, 1865, a tired and gaunt President Lincoln arrived at t…
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Billions for the war, and a bunker for the presidentThe grand, pillared United States Treasury building that stands before you, its first section designed by Robert Mills in 1836, was the financial command center for the Union. It was here between 1861 and …
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