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  1. See a Civil War artillery demonstration, held one Sunday a month from April to October. Stop #2: Fort Foote Park. Time: 30 minutes. Details: Fort Foote is the only fort of the Civil War defenses around Washington, D.C., that remained active after the Civil War.

  2. Civil War Heritage Sites Multiple Parks Visit John Brown's Fort Activity Fee: Yes Reservations: No Activity: Self-Guided Tours - Walking Pets: Yes with Restrictions Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall Time of Day: Day

  3. The Civil War Defenses of Washington were a group of Union Army fortifications that protected the federal capital city, Washington, D.C., from invasion by the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War (see Washington, D.C., in the American Civil War ).

  4. Aug 26, 2009 · Capital Defense – Washington, D.C., in the Civil War by Marc Leepson 8/26/2009 When the first inklings emerged early in 1861 that a fighting war pitting North versus South would soon break out, the residents of Washington, D.C.—at least those whose sympathies were with the Union—began to feel more than a little threatened.

  5. The development of Washington, DC, during the Civil War is pivotal in American history. When the Compensated Emancipation Act went into effect on April 16, 1862, Washington became the first emancipated city—and the country's largest and most important magnet for freed and runaway slaves.

  6. Jun 15, 2021 · By 1865, 68 forts and 93 batteries armed with over 800 cannons encircled Washington, DC. Today, you can visit 17 of the original sites now managed by the National Park Service.

  7. The Grand Review of the Armies was a military procession and celebration in the national capital city of Washington, D.C., on May 23–24, 1865, following the Union victory in the American Civil War (1861–1865). [1]

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