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BATTLE OF FORT STEVENS

Event Type: Special Event
Date: 4/4/2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description:
 In the summer of 1864, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant had Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in a deathtrap around Richmond and Petersburg. When Grant had moved south, he stripped Washington, D.C., of many well trained troops. Those that were left were primarily poorly trained reserves. Thus Lee decided to send General Jubal Early with about 20,000 troops to strike at Washington. This is the Battle of Fort Stevens. Come listen to a Park Ranger from the Civil War Defenses of Washington tell us about the battle.
Library: Burke Branch Library