Battle of Fort Stevens



Locations
Participants

Timeline

Y/M/D Description Place
1864/07/11 Attacking Confederate troops under the leadership of General Jubal Early camp at Silver Spring, Maryland and near today's Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Army Medical Museum, Washington, DC
1864/07/11 Attacking Confederate troops under the leadership of General Jubal Early camp at Silver Spring, Maryland and near today's Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Jesup Blair Mansion, Silver Spring
1864/07/11 In support of the skirmish in front of Fort Stevens, Fort DeRussy's 100-pounder Parrott rifle fires rounds into Confederate forces. It will fire 32 rounds over the 2 day engagement. Fort DeRussy Washington DC, Rock Creek Park Historic District
1864/07/11 Jubal Early's 4,000 cavalry and artillerymen harass the Federal line for miles in either direction. 10,000 infantrymen and 40 cannon, and his skirmishers forced the Federal pickets back into the fortifications. Fort Stevens, Washington, DC
1864/07/11 Confederate rebels skirmish Fort Stevens, with sharpshooters firing volleys into the defenders.
1864/07/12 President Lincoln, Mary Todd and members of his cabinet visit Fort Stevens. As the President observes the fighting from the parapet, he is fired upon by Rebel sharpshooters, becoming the 2nd sitting president to come under enemy fire. Fort Stevens, Washington, DC
1864/07/12 At least according to Lincoln's secretary John Hay, Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Wendell Holmes scolds the President, "Get down, you fool!". Fort Stevens, Washington, DC
1864/07/12 Reinforcements from the VI and XIX Corps led by Horatio Wright arrive to bolster the Union defenses. Fort Stevens, Washington, DC
1864/07/12 Union's Army of the Potomac advances on Confederate positions, suffering a 10 percent casualty rate. Fort Stevens, Washington, DC
1864/07/12 Falkland is burned to the ground by retreating Confederate troops or the camp followers, civilian vandals, looters and pillagers who followed. Jesup Blair Mansion, Silver Spring
1864/07/13 Confederate soldiers and J Early retreat under cover of darkness to Montgomery County, Maryland, and crossed the Potomac River on July 13 at White's Ferry into Leesburg, Virginia. Fort Stevens, Washington, DC
1865/05/26 The Grand Jury of the District indict JEFF DAVIS and JOHN C BRECKINRIDGE for high treason. The overt act was the raid in July last within DC, killing citizens and destroying property. BKECKINRIDGE being present in person and JEFF DAVIS constructively.

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