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Washington, D.C. Infantry unit with fixed bayonets followed by ambulances passing on Pennsylvania Avenue near the Treasury, 1865
"When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again, Hurrah, Hurrah!" Union soldiers at the end of the Civil War march down Pennsylvania Avenue in 1865

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The Army of the Potomac Paraded Down Pennsylvania Avenue
May 23, 1865

If the streets in your town could talk, would they have any interesting stories to tell? You can imagine that stories of Pennsylvania Avenue, the street that connects the White House to the Capitol in Washington, D.C., would be fascinating--so much has happened there! On May 23, 1865, the Army of the Potomac celebrated the end of the Civil War by parading down Pennsylvania Avenue. Only weeks before, mourners watched Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession pass by along the same thoroughfare. Many of the buildings were still dressed in black crepe as the Infantry Unit came marching up the avenue.
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