Here’s a great old map that we found, showing Jubal Early’s Rebel attack on Washington.

Plan of the Rebel attack on Washington, D.C., July 11th and 12th, 1864.
Plan of the Rebel attack on Washington, D.C., July 11th and 12th, 1864.
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Source: Library of Congress

Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.
  • Bilsko

    I’m curious about the little resevoir, right where Georgetown begins.
    That looks like it would be somewhere along Canal Road – between the Canal Rd. entrance to the University and the Exxon gas station.

    I’ve seen several photographs from that era (a couple decades later, of course) and nothing that indicates the presence of a resevoir.

    Curious.