Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Lincoln and Walter - Fort McNair's Remarkable History

Here we are outside the National War College, located on Fort McNair in DC. Apparently it's the 3rd oldest base currently in use and has history stretching back to 1791.

(For the record, we were on our way to a Nationals game; hence the red shirts. We tend to dress alike, but that's a bit much even for me.)

On the same grounds we were posing for photos, Lincoln saw the first test of a machine gun, the conspirators involved with the Lincoln assassination where hung and Walter Reed did battle with DC's malaria challenges. You can take the walking tour without getting up from your desk; it's definitely worth it!

As usual, the amount of history DC has tucked away is just amazing.

Thanks Grant for getting us on base!.

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