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    • Maryland's territory surrounded the United States' capital of Washington, D.C., and could cut it off from the North.American Civil War-Wikipedia
    • Early, who had threatened the federal capital of Washington, D.C. during the first half of July, followed his Kernstown victory with an attack on northern territory.Battle of Moorefield-Wikipedia
    • Major General George B. McClellan assumed command of the Military Division of the Potomac, the troops around Washington, D.C., on July 23, 1861.John G. Barnard-Wikipedia
    • From March 17 to September 7, 1862, Wadsworth commanded the Military District of Washington.James S. Wadsworth-Wikipedia
    • After Early's excursion north of Washington a few weeks earlier, Averell was under pressure to make sure that Washington and Baltimore were not attacked.Battle of Moorefield-Wikipedia
    • Dupont Circle is located in the "Old City" of Washington, D.C.—the area planned by architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant—but remained largely undeveloped until after the American Civil War, when there was a large influx of new residents.Dupont Circle-Wikipedia

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