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Arlington House (Library of Congress)

Why Is It Named Arlington?

What is the origin of Arlington County's name? The story dates back to an old plantation near today's National Airport.

Grand Review of the Armies - May 1865

The Grand Review of the Armies (May, 1865)

The Grand Review of the Armies happened on May 23rd and 24th, 1865 after the formal end of The Civil War. Much of the Union Army paraded through the streets of Washington (most importantly, Pennsylvania Ave.), much to the cheers and adulation of the crowd. The country had just been through four horrible years of […]

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