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Ft. Stevens comes alive Saturday

The little known Ft. Stevens battlefield park in Washington D.C. should become better known soon. The National Park Service is planning a free "Ft Stevens Day" for July 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a heavy artillery demonstration, a presentation on the woman who lived there during the battle and a talk on military medical history.

The Battle of Fort Stevens (July 11-12, 1864) was the only Civil War battle to take place in Washington. President Lincoln went to the site to observe the battle that, fortunately for him and the Northern cause, ended in a Union victory.The very small park has long been neglected and was recently listed as one of the 10 most endangered Civil War sites by the Civil War Preservation Trust.

By Linda Wheeler  |  July 8, 2010; 12:37 PM ET
 
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