A District of Columbia Freedmen's Cemetery in Virgnia? Arlington's Section 27
African American Civil War Memorial and Museum, 1925 Vermont Avenue, NW
Timothy J. Dennee, independent historian, and architectural historian with the DC Historic Preservation Office, discusses the origin of the cemetery and its earliest section, which contains the graves of Civil War soldiers and civilians, black and white. The presentation concentrates on the origins of the majority of the burials, African American freedpeople who were mostly short-term residents of Washington.