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Unknown Soldier from World War I being taken from the USS Olympia at the Washington Navy Yard and transported to the US Capitol to lay in state (DC Public Commons)
A Haunting Colorized Photo of the Unknown Soldier from World War I in 1921
Take a look at this haunting and solemn colorized photo from 1921 of the Unknown Soldier from World War I arriving at the Washington Navy Yard. Learn more about this historic moment and related articles here.
The Assassination of President Lincoln (1865)
Celebrating Victory: The Workmen’s Visit to Lincoln and the White House on April 10th, 1865
On April 10th, 1865, workmen from the Washington Navy Yard, accompanied by a band, visited Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles to congratulate them and celebrate the Union victory in the Civil War. Lincoln addressed the men and requested a performance of "Dixie" to close the celebration.

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