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Arsenal Monument

Address:
1801 E St SE
Congressional Cemetery: Range 97, Site 142
Washington, DC, US

Category: Monuments & Markers

Used in the following map:

DC Labor Map

An accidental explosion at the Washington Arsenal on June 17, 1864, killed at least 21 women who worked filling cartridges for the Union Army during the Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln led the cortege to the cemetery, followed by a band, 90 pall bearers and 2,000 mourners. The monument was paid for with contributions from the public.
- LHF



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