Marshall House Ornament (2011)
The 2011 Historic Alexandria ornament commemorates the Civil War Sesquicentennial by featuring the Marshall House hotel, an important site in Alexandria’s Civil War history. On May 24, 1861, the Marshall House became the scene of a violent confrontation between Union officer Colonel Elmer Ellsworth and secessionist innkeeper James Jackson that would come to symbolize the opposing sides and the Civil War itself. Because of its significance, the Marshall House became a popular destination for sightseeing soldiers to visit and one of the most photographed subjects during the war. Though the building was demolished in the mid-20th century, the Marshall House still reflects Alexandria’s place in the nation’s Civil War history.

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