- July 12, 2014
-- Bring the family and enjoy familiar American patriotic songs of the Civil War at this event sponsored by the National Park Service. Douglas Jimerson is renowned for his performances and vocal interpretation of music of 19th century America. From the Kennedy Center to Carnegie Hall, Jimerson has received rave reviews. The Civil War Comrades has many recordings of Civil War music, with many recordings of Abraham Lincoln's favorite music. Don't miss this very special occasion to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Ft. Stevens. At this battle, President Lincoln was nearly struck by a bullet from Confederate gunners under the command of General Jubal Early. President Lincoln was splattered by the blood of the surgeon next to him, who was struck by a Confederate bullet. Historian Ed Bearss is a featured speaker. See living history presentations and demonstrations. Witness the first firing of a cannon at a Washington, DC fort in 150 years. For families: 19th century children's activities.