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War of 1812 - Burning of Washington bibliography

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Anonymous. A subaltern in America; comprising the narrative of the campaigns of the British army, at Baltimore, Washington, &c., &c., during the late war. 1833. E355.S94 Historical Society 
E355.6 .S94 Library of Congress

Barton, Wilfred M. The road to Washington. 1919. 
975.5238/B293 Wash/Ref 
E356.W3 B2 Library of Congress
E356 .W3B2 Historical Society

Digital Footprints of CUA Blue and Gray

The Catholic University of America (CUA) did not yet exist during the time of the Civil War. However, the land that would eventually house CUA and the surrounding Brookland community experienced some of the war’s bitterness. On the northern end of the present CUA campus behind Marist Hall, on a knoll covered with trees lies the remains of the Civil War era Fort Slemmer, part of the northern flank of a system of fortifications to defend the nation’s capital from Confederate attack.

Historic District Nomination Received and Filed for Hearing

Greetings:   The DC Historic Preservation Office recently received and filed for hearing one historic district nomination:

 

Proposed Kingman Park Historic District – Case 16-19 - ANC 5D, 6A and 7D

                        - nominated by Kingman Park Civic Association

  

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