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152nd Anniversary of The Battle of Fort Stevens


2021-09-26 10:00 2021-09-26 16:00 Europe/London 152nd Anniversary of The Battle of Fort Stevens

Come learn about the only Civil War battle to take place in the nation’s capital. Living history demonstrations Live period music Historical talks by noted historians 19th century children’s games and crafts Fort Stevens was part of the extensive fortifications built around Washington, D.C., during the American Civil War. The fort was constructed in 1861 as “Fort Massachusetts” and later enlarged by the Union Army and renamed “Fort Stevens” after Brig. Gen. Isaac Ingalls Stevens, who was killed at the Battle of Chantilly, Virginia, on September 1, 1862. In 1861, it had a perimeter of 168 yards and places for 10 cannon. In 1862, it was expanded to 375 yards and 19 guns. It guarded the northern approach to Washington, D.C., the Seventh Street Turnpike. By 1864 Fort Stevens was one part of a thirty-seven mile-long arrangement of fortifications, consisting of sixty-eight forts intended to defend the capital.

13th St NW & Quackenbos St NW, Washington, DC 20011, USA

Come learn about the only Civil War battle to take place in the nation’s capital.

  • Living history demonstrations
  • Live period music
  • Historical talks by noted historians
  • 19th century children’s games and crafts

Fort Stevens was part of the extensive fortifications built around Washington, D.C., during the American Civil War.

The fort was constructed in 1861 as “Fort Massachusetts” and later enlarged by the Union Army and renamed “Fort Stevens” after Brig. Gen. Isaac Ingalls Stevens, who was killed at the Battle of Chantilly, Virginia, on September 1, 1862. In 1861, it had a perimeter of 168 yards and places for 10 cannon. In 1862, it was expanded to 375 yards and 19 guns.

It guarded the northern approach to Washington, D.C., the Seventh Street Turnpike. By 1864 Fort Stevens was one part of a thirty-seven mile-long arrangement of fortifications, consisting of sixty-eight forts intended to defend the capital.