Southern sympathizers in Baltimore cut telegraph lines and bridges to Washington, D. C. While passing through the city, the 6th Massachusetts Regiment is attacked. They open fire on a crowd. When the dust settles, three soldiers and one civilian were dead, the first casualties during fighting in the Civil War.
Jubal Early reaches Washington D. C. suburbs. In the past few days, however, more than 20,000 Union soldiers from various commands have arrived to defend the city. Commanding the Union forces are Generals Quincy Gillmore and Horatio Wright.
Blacks in Washington D. C. gain the right to vote in a bill passed over President Andrew Johnson's veto
Washington D. C.
Present day Washington, District of Columbia is really the dream of two distinct eras, it's original design by Pierre L'Enfant in the 1790's and a major redesign by a group of distinguished men, Daniel Burnham, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., Charles F.McKim, and Augustus St. Gaudens in the early 1900's. L'Enfant, who had served under George Washington during the American Revolution, had a unique opportunity of creating both a city and a capital where none existed. He combined a road grid system with radial avenues and using the natural lay of the land to create a masterpiece.