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Caroline Matilde Johnson: A Confederate Supporter’s Unsung Legacy

In the annals of American Civil War history, countless stories of bravery, sacrifice, and unwavering dedication to one’s cause remain untold. Among these is the remarkable tale of Caroline Matilde […]

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Winter Archaeology: New Discoveries and Collaborations Illuminate Historical Narratives

Introduction During the winter, outdoor walking tours face challenges due to weather conditions. Despite canceling several tours, historical research at the Wilkes Street Cemetery Complex has continued. A team of […]

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Robert Adam: Masonic Leader and Fairfax Resolves Signer in Alexandria

A Scottish Upbringing Sets the Stage Born in 1731 in Kilbride, Scotland, Robert Adam was the eldest son of Rev. John Adam and Janet Campbell Adam. His father, a Doctor […]

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The Remarkable Life of Dr. Holmes Offley Paulding: from Military Legacy to Custer’s Last Stand

The Paulding Family’s Military Roots Dr. Holmes Offley Paulding rests in St. Paul’s Cemetery, his gravestone a silent sentinel marking the final chapter of a family inextricably interwoven with pivotal […]

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Park Agnew: A Stalwart of Alexandria’s Industrial and Political Landscape (1847-1910)

Introduction Park Agnew, a name synonymous with Alexandria’s industrial growth and political dynamism, left an indelible mark on the city’s history. Born in 1847 as John Park Agnew, he became […]

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The Enduring Legacy of Colonel John Fitzgerald in Alexandria, Virginia

Introduction Colonel John Fitzgerald left an indelible mark on Alexandria, Virginia, through his military service, civic leadership, and close friendship with George Washington. Beyond his contributions, the legacy continued with […]

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“Mr. President”: The Historic Address at Wise’s Tavern and Its Role in Shaping American Etiquette

John Wise Sr., often called the “Tavern King of Alexandria,” was pivotal in shaping Alexandria’s social and cultural landscape during the late 18th century. His establishment, Wise’s Tavern, also known […]

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Lewis McKenzie (1810-1895): A Civic Figure of Remarkable Influence

Early Life and Business Success Lewis McKenzie, born on October 7, 1810, left an indelible mark on the history of Alexandria, Virginia, through his multifaceted contributions as a businessman, politician, […]

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George Lewis Seaton: Uncovering the Legacy of an Alexandria Trailblazer

Introduction In the heart of Alexandria lies a story of resilience, determination, and profound impact. George Lewis Seaton’s life is a testament to the indomitable spirit of African Americans during […]

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Thomson Francis Mason: A Legacy of Leadership and Legal Influence

Thomson Francis Mason was born into the prestigious Mason family of Virginia in 1785. He was educated at Princeton and became a successful lawyer. He served as a judge, planter, […]

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Edmund Jennings Lee I (May 20, 1772 – May 30, 1843) – Eminent Jurist and Statesman

The Legacy of a Distinguished Lee: Edmund Jennings Lee I’s Impact on Law and Society. Early Life and Family Heritage Edmund Jennings Lee I, a beacon of legal prowess and […]

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William Bartleman: Uncovering the Resilient Life Journey of a Scottish Merchant, Mason, and War of 1812 Veteran

William Bartleman’s life journey from his birthplace in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, to his multifaceted legacy in the United States is a story of resilience, community involvement, and unwavering […]

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A Life of Prominence and Varied Roles: the Multifaceted Legacy of General Robert Young

Introduction: A Life of Prominence and Varied Roles Robert Young, a notable figure born on December 27, 1768, left an indelible mark on his community through his multifaceted life. Engaging […]

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Colonel Dennis Ramsay: Mayor and Confidant of George Washington | A Life Rooted in History and Community

Introduction: A Life Rooted in History and Community Born as the son of William Ramsay, a founding figure of Alexandria and its first Mayor, Colonel Dennis Ramsay’s upbringing at the […]

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Robert W. Bell: a Tale of Resilience, Community Engagement, and Entrepreneurship in 19th Century Alexandria

Introduction The story of Robert W. Bell intertwines the threads of community involvement and entrepreneurial spirit in the 19th century. Born in 1809, Bell’s journey took him from the Isle […]

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