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    Dupont Circle Fountain in honor of Admiral Samuel Francis Dupont. "He played a large role in the modernization of the Navy and during the Civil War he was responsible for making the Union Blockade effective against the Confederacy." (Wikipedia) This is the only other monument that honors a Union Admiral. There was originally a statue but the family disliked the statue so it was moved and replaced by this fountain. Congress wanted recognition of its earlier attempt so there is an inscription around the fountain that includes the fact that it was replaced. Of all the Civil War monuments in DC this is my favorite and probably many others too judging from the no of people that sit around the fountain on a sunny day.

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    Statue of Gen George McCellan in the little triangle at the intersection of Connecticut with Columbia and California. He was a general who organized the Army of the Potomac which was the principle army of the Eastern Theater and his victory at Antietam temporarily halted the invasion of northern states. He was later removed from his post by Lincoln, ran unsuccessfully against Lincoln, then served as the Governor of Jersey.

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    Statue of Gen John Rawlins in Rawlins Park behind the Corcoran. It honors Rawlins who was a general and advisor to Gen Ulysses Grant and later as Grant's Secretary of War when he was elected president. It's a lovely park in the spring particularly when the magnolias are blooming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesnick View Post
    Rebecca Lee was the first Black woman to receive a doctor of medicine degree in the US. During the Civil War she practiced in Boston, serving poor African American women and children. After the War, she worked in Richmond for the Freedmen’s Bureau* to provide care for freed enslaved people. In 2019, the Governor of Virginia declared 30 March (National Doctors Day) as the Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler Day.
    * The Freedmen’s Bureau was a US government agency, post Civil War, to help with provisions and care of former enslaved people.

    Lee Street (Falls Church, VA)
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    Curious how you are able to find out about these streets without any markers. Are they listed somewhere? Without knowing the history looking at the name I would have assumed the other Lee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikedavid View Post
    Curious how you are able to find out about these streets without any markers. Are they listed somewhere? Without knowing the history looking at the name I would have assumed the other Lee!
    Actually it was Rebecca Lee Crumpler, born Rebecca Davis. I do realize that Crumpler was mentioned in the description, but....

    To answer your question bikedavid, just do a search for a 'name' and 'civil war'. There is so much nonsense you can find. And if you want to get creative, add a letter and space before the name. I came up with at least another 5 "Lee's" by taking a minute of my time.

    I do my best to not resort to this for the game. But, once in a while, I get desperate.

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    Sally Louisa Tompkins was a nurse, the first woman to be formally inducted into an army in the US, and possibly the only woman commissioned in the Confederate Army. She opened a privately sponsored hospital in Richmond during the Civil War. The Confederate Surgeon General wanted all hospitals to be run by the military and run by officers. Since her hospital returned the highest number of patients to duty, Jefferson Davis commissioned her as a captain and she accepted, but refused pay. She was buried in 1916 with full military honors.

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    Johnny Evans was the assumed name of Mary Owens when she enlisted in the Union Army in the Civil War. She enlisted with her husband, William Evans, posing as his brother. Her husband died in battle, but she continued to server for 18 months and was wounded in three battles. The third time required hospitalization and she was discovered as female.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanA View Post
    Actually it was Rebecca Lee Crumpler, born Rebecca Davis. I do realize that Crumpler was mentioned in the description, but....

    To answer your question bikedavid, just do a search for a 'name' and 'civil war'. There is so much nonsense you can find. And if you want to get creative, add a letter and space before the name. I came up with at least another 5 "Lee's" by taking a minute of my time.

    I do my best to not resort to this for the game. But, once in a while, I get desperate.
    I double-checked this name, and Alan A is right. Lee is not the surname of Rebecca Lee at any point in her life but rather a middle name. In order to count for the game, the name on the street sign needs to be the SURNAME of someone involved in the history of the Civil War (including the related categories described in the rules). @Bikesnick, please find a Lee with the surname of Lee or remove the hashtag from the post. Thank you!

    Source: https://www.nps.gov/people/dr-rebecca-lee-crumpler.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by BicycleBeth View Post
    I double-checked this name, and Alan A is right. Lee is not the surname of Rebecca Lee at any point in her life but rather a middle name. In order to count for the game, the name on the street sign needs to be the SURNAME of someone involved in the history of the Civil War (including the related categories described in the rules). @Bikesnick, please find a Lee with the surname of Lee or remove the hashtag from the post. Thank you!

    Source: https://www.nps.gov/people/dr-rebecca-lee-crumpler.htm

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    Apologies. I have removed the post and hashtag. My submission was based on the following line from Wikipedia:
    "Married to Wyatt Lee at that time, she was identified as Mrs. Rebecca Lee by the school, where she was the only African American graduate. She was the country's first African-American woman to become a formally-trained physician."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesnick View Post
    Apologies. I have removed the post and hashtag. My submission was based on the following line from Wikipedia:
    "Married to Wyatt Lee at that time, she was identified as Mrs. Rebecca Lee by the school, where she was the only African American graduate. She was the country's first African-American woman to become a formally-trained physician."
    I stand corrected, Bikesnick. Please keep the marker. Now that I knew to look for Wyatt Lee, I found a source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/158775134/wyatt-lee

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