WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Park Service Rededicates Civil War Cemetery In DC

Play associated audio

The soldiers died at Fort Stevens, the only Civil War battle within the borders of the District. Confederate troops under Jubal Early crossed the Potomac west of Washington, engaged federal troops at the Monocacy River near Frederick, Md., then came south to the Capital where they were repelled at the city's northern defenses.

The National Battleground Cemetery is along what's now Georgia Avenue in Northwest Washington near Fort Stevens Park. It was dedicated in 1864 by President Abraham Lincoln.

The cemetery has been undergoing renovations and will be rededicated Saturday at 11 a.m. with a salute from a U.S. Army color guard.


WATCH: Obama Reads 'Mean Tweets' — Including One From Trump

President Obama returned to ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday. He took 140-character admonishments for his dancing, his alleged condiment preferences and someone else's poor choice of conditioner.

Dental Detectives: What Fossil Teeth Reveal About Ancestral Human Diets

From the thickness of tooth enamel to the molecular signatures on a tooth left behind by foods eaten by a human, fossil teeth hold many clues to the diets of our ancestors.

Not Fit To Print? When Politicians Talk Dirty, Media Scramble To Sanitize

Donald Trump isn't the first politician to use course language, but linguist Geoff Nunberg says the 2005 Access Hollywood tape of him discussing women's genitalia wasn't like other live-mic incidents.

AT&T Deal For Time Warner Casts Renewed Attention On CNN

AT&T's chief promises to maintain CNN's journalistic independence after parent Time Warner merges with the telecom giant. CNN got a $100 million boost this year, propelled by coverage of Donald Trump.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.