Friday, July 11, 2014

Aftermath From the Battle of Fort Stevens at Lincoln Hospital

July 11, 1864, Confederate General Jubal Early and his men reached the outskirts of Washington D.C., just north of Fort Stevens. The fort, which represented the last line of defense between Confederates and the Capitol, was lightly defended and held by a company of soldiers from Oberlin College. General Early was resting his troops in Silver Spring after marching continuously for weeks. They stopped to break at Postmaster Montgomery Blair’s wine cellar. - See more at: