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IN 1915 CRILLEY WAS A DIVER WITH THE U.S. NAVY. DURING A SALVAGE OPERATION ON A SUNKEN SUBMARINE F-4 (SS-23) HE RESCUED FELLOW DIVER WILLIAM F. LOUGHMAN, USN WHO HAD BECOME ENTANGLED AT A DEPTH OF 250 FEET. FOR HIS ACTION ON THIS OCCASSION GUNNER'S MATE F ...

LocationWASHINGTON NAVY YARD-SICARD STREET
Zip Code20374

THE SECOND DIVISION TO OUR HONORED DEAD 1917-1918

LocationCONSTITUTION AVENUE AND 17TH STREET
Zip Code20500

OUR NATION HONORS HER SONS AND DAUGHTERS WHO ANSWERED THE CALL TO DEFEND A COUNTRY THEY NEVER KNEW AND A PEOPLE THEY NEVER MET.

LocationDANIEL FRENCH DRIVE NEAR LINCOLN MEMORIAL
Zip Code20004

FIRST COMMANDER OF THE PATRIOT FORCES

LocationWARD CIRCLE-NEBRASKA AVENUE NW AND MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE NW
Zip Code20016

THIS MEMORIAL AND IT'S PLAQUE SYMBOLIZES "THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM".

LocationVERMONT AVENUE AND 10TH STREET NW
Zip Code20011

SEE ALSO-AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL.

LocationVERMONT AVENUE AND 10TH STREET NW
Zip Code20011

THE MEMORIAL CONSIST OF TWO JAPANESE CRANES CAUGHT IN BARBED WIRE. THIS COMMEMORATES JAPANESE AMERICAN HEROISM AND PATRIOTISM AS WELL AS THOSE HELD IN INTERNMENT CAMPS.

LocationLOUISIANA AVENUE AND D STREET NW
Zip Code20001

WINFIELD SCOTT, GENERAL-IN-CHIEF U.S. ARMY.

LocationSCOTT CIRCLE AT 16TH STREET AND MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND AVENUES
Zip Code20005

THIS MEMORIAL IS THE SECOND LARGEST EQUESTRIAN STATUE IN THE UNITED STATES.

LocationUNION SQUARE-1ST STREET BETWEEN PENNSYLVANIA AVE AND MARYLAND AVE
Zip Code20005

THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC WAS A VETERANS ORGANIZATION OF UNION SOLDIERS AND SAILORS. ONE INSCRIPTION READS "WHO KNEW NO GLORY BUT HIS COUNTRY'S GOOD".

LocationPENNSYLVANIA AVENUE NW AND 7TH STREET
Zip Code20004

THIS MEMORIAL IS A TRIBUTE TO GENERAL GEORGE GORDON MEADE WHO COMMANDED THE UNION FORCES AT GETTYSBURG.

LocationE. BARRETT PRETTYMAN FEDERAL COUTHOUSE-333 CONSTITUTION AVE NW
Zip Code20001

JOHN PAUL JONES IS THE FATHER OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY, THE ONLY NAVEL OFFICER TO RECEIVE A CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. HE WAS ALSO FAMOUS FOR SAYING "I HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT".

LocationNATIONAL MALL AT 17TH STREET SW
Zip Code20006

ALSO KNOWN AS THE NAVAL MONUMENT OR CIVIL WAR SAILORS MONUMENT.

LocationPEACE CIRCLE-FIRST STREET NW AND PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
Zip Code20004

THIS MEMORIAL SHOWS GENERAL MCPHERSON SITTING UPON A HORSE, TURNED SLIGHTLY TO THE RIGHT AS IF SURVEYING A BATTLEFIELD.

LocationMCPHERSON SQUARE
Zip Code20005

ADMIRAL DAVID GLASGOW FARRAGUT WAS A FLAG OFFICER OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY DURING THE CIVIL WAR. HE WAS THE FIRST REAR ADMIRAL, VICE ADMIRAL AND ADMIRAL IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY. HE IS REMEMBERED FOR HIS ORDER AT THE BATTLE OF MOBILE BAY, "DAMN THE TORP ...

LocationFARRAGUT SQUARE NORTHWEST
Zip Code20006

MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE HENRY THOMAS WAS ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL COMMANDERS IN THE WESTERN THEATER DURING THE CIVIL WAR.

LocationTHOMAS CIRCLE-14TH STREET AND MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
Zip Code20005

GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK WAS NOTED FOR HIS PERSONAL LEADERSHIP AT THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG IN 1863.

LocationPENNSYLVANIA AVENUE NW AND 7TH STREET NW
Zip Code20004

GENERAL JOHN AARON RAWLINS WAS A UNITED STATES ARMY GENERAL DURING THE CIVIL WAR, A CONFIDANT OF ULYSSES S. GRANT AND LATER U.S. SECRETARY OF WAR.

LocationRAWLINS PARK-E STREET AND 18TH STEET NW
Zip Code20006

THIS MEMORIAL SERVES AS A TRIBUTE TO THE OVER SIX HUNDRED NUNS WHO NURSED SOLDIERS OF BOTH ARMIES DURING THE CIVIL WAR.

LocationRHODE ISLAND AVENUE NW AND CONNECTICUT AVENUE NW
Zip Code20036

GENERAL SHERIDAN LEAD THE CAVALRY CORPS OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC. IN 1864 HE DEFEATED CONFEDERATE FORCES IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY.

LocationSHERIDAN CIRCLE-MASSACHUSETTS AVE AND 23RD STREET NW
Zip Code20008

GENERAL SHERMAN LEAD HIS TROOPS TO THE CAPTURE OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, A MILITARY SUCCESS THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THE RE-ELECTION OF PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN. SHERMAN'S SUBSEQUENT MARCH THROUGH GEORGIA AND THE CAROLINAS FURTHER UNDERMINED THE CONFEDERACY'S A ...

LocationSHERMAN PLAZA
Zip Code20006

CAPTAIN ARCHIBALD BUTT MILITARY AID TO PRESIDENT WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, WHO ALSO SERVED IN THE PHILIPPINE INSURRECTION, DIED WITH HIS FRIEND FRANCIS DAVIS MILLET DURING THE SINKING OF THE RMS TITANIC, APRIL 15, 1912.

LocationPRESIDENT'S PARK
Zip Code20500

BRIGADIER GENERAL CASMIR PULASKI FELL IN THE BATTLE OF SAVANNAH 1748-1779.

LocationFREEDOM PLAZA-13TH STREE AND PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE NW
Zip Code20004

COMMODORE JOHN BARRY UNITED STATES NAVY WAS AN OFFICER IN THE CONTINENTAL NAVY DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. HE IS SOMETIMES CREDITED AS "THE FATHER OF THE AMERICAN NAVY" A TITLE SHARED WITH JOHN PAUL JONES.

LocationFRANKLIN SQUARE-14TH STREET AND K STREET NW
Zip Code20005

CAPTAIN NATHAN HALE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES. IN PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTY HE RESIGNED HIS LIFE, A SACRIFICE TO HIS COUNTRY'S LIBERTY AT NEW YORK SEPTEMBER 22, 1776. HE SAID "I ONLY REGRET THAT I HAVE BUT ONE LIFE TO LOSE FOR MY COUNTRY".

Location10TH STREET AND CONSTITUTION AVE NW
Zip Code20001

THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS ASSEMBLED IN HONOR OF HIS PATRIOTISM, VALOR AND ABILITY HAVE ERECTED THIS MONUMENT.

LocationSTANTON PARK NORTHEAST-CAPITOL HILL
Zip Code20002

WASHINGTON'S RANK OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL WAS NOT DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR BUT LATER IN THE QUASI-WAR OF 1798 WITH FRANCE.

LocationWASHINGTON CIRCLE NORTHWEST
Zip Code20037

IN COMMEMORATION OF THE SERVICES RENDERED BY GENERAL LAFAYETTE AND HIS COMPATRIOTS DURING THE STRUGGLE FOR THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

LocationLAFAYETTE PARK
Zip Code20005

KOSCIUSZKO MOVED TO THE UNITED STATES IN 1776 AND PARTICIPATED IN THE FIGHTING AS A COLONEL IN THE CONTINENTAL ARMY. HE ALSO OVERSAW THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE GARRISON IN WEST POINT, NEW YORK. IN 1783, IN RECOGNITION OF HIS DEDICATED SERVICE, HE WAS BREVETT ...

LocationLAFAYETTE PARK
Zip Code20005

IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF HIS SERVICES TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN THEIR STRUGGLE FOR LIBERTY.

LocationLAFAYETTE PARK
Zip Code20005

"WE HAVE BEEN CONTEMPORARIES AND FELLOW LABOURERS IN THE CAUSE OF LIBERTY AND WE HAVE LIVED TOGETHER AS BROTHERS SHOULD DO IN HARMONIOUS FRIENDSHIP" WASHINGTON TO ROCHAMBEAU

LocationLAFAYETTE PARK
Zip Code20005

THIS MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN IS IN RECOGNITION OF REAR ADMIRAL SAMUEL FRANCIS DU PONT'S DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR AND THE CIVIL WAR.

Location19TH STREET AND MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE NW
Zip Code20036

MAJOR WALTER REED, M.D. WAS A U.S. ARMY PHYSICIAN WHO IN 1901 LED THE TEAM THAT POSTULATED AND CONFIRMED THE THEORY THAT YELLOW FEVER IS TRANSMITTED BY A PARTICULAR MOSQUITO SPECIES RATHER THAN DIRECT CONTACT. THIS DISCOVERY ALLOWED THE RESUMPTION AND COM ...

LocationWALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER-MAIN DRIVE NW AND 14TH STREET NW-ACCESS MAY BE RESTRICTED
Zip Code20307

THE MEMORY OF THE "MAINE WILL LAST FOREVER THROUGH THE CENTURIES AS WILL THE BONDS OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE HOMELAND OF CUBA AND THE HOMELAND OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA. THIS URN WAS SCULPTED FROM A FRAGMENT OF THE MARBLE COLUMN FROM THE MONU ...

Location14TH STREET BRIDGE
Zip Code20024

SEE ALSO-FIVE-INCH BRASS TROPHY GUNS MEMORIAL

LocationWEST EXECUTIVE AVENUE AND PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
Zip Code20005

SEE ALSO-FIVE-INCH BRASS TROPHY GUNS MEMORIAL PLAQUE

LocationWEST EXECUTIVE AVENUE AND PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
Zip Code20005

THIS HONTORIA 140MM (5.9IN) NAVAL GUN WAS TAKEN FROM THE SPANISH CRUISER "ALMIRANTE QUENDO" FOLLOWING HER CAPTURE AT THE BATTLE OF SANTIAGO DE CUBA ON 3 JULY 1898 DURING THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR. THE HOLE IN THE GUN'S SHIELD WAS INFLICTED BY ONE OF APPROX ...

LocationNAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY-FIFTH STERLING AVENUE-ACCESS MAY BE RESTRICTED
Zip Code20032

THESE TWO GUNS ARE ORIGINALLY KNOWN AS BREECH-LOADING RIFLES. GUN ON THE EAST SIDE, REGISTRY 21, MOUNTED ON USS PURITAN (MONITOR #1, BM-1 1896-1922) ONE OF THE LAST OF THE USN MONITORS. SHE PARTICIPATED IN THE ATTACK ON THE SPANISH FLEET AT SANTIAGO, CUBA ...

LocationWASHINGTON NAVY YARD-ISAAC HULL AVENUE SE
Zip Code20374

THIS PLAQUE MARKS THE SPOT WHERE THE LEGO OF U.S. ARMY COLONEL ULRIC DAHLGREN, SON OF ADMIRAL JOHN DAHLGREN "FATHER OF AMERICAN NAVAL ORDNANCE" WAS INTERRED FOLLOWING HIS WOUNDING AFTER THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG IN 1863. COLONEL DAHLGREN WAS KILLED IN MARC ...

LocationWASHINGTON NAVY YARD
Zip Code20374

"IN THIS TEMPLE AS IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE FOR WHOM HE SAVED THE UNION THE MEMORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS ENSHRINED FOREVER"

LocationLINCOLN MEMORIAL CIRCLE AND CONSTITUTION AVE NW
Zip Code20037

 

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