Where Lincoln was targeted at Fort Stevens


Fort Stevens in North West Washington DC, was where Lincoln chose to observe the attacking skirmishers from CS Gen. Jubal A Early’s army, coming down the Georgetown Pike from Frederick after the Battle of Monocacy. A Confederate sharpshooter look a shot at Lincoln, so a Union soldier at the Fort is reputed to have shouted at the President, “Get down Mr President! You will get shot!”
For additional art, click on Collections buttons for dropdown menus