Envision the Confederates Marching Through White Flint

Envision the Confederates Marching Through White Flint

Yesterday’s Washington Post had a fascinating reference to White Flint.  Offering a bit of local history, the Style section highlighted the Civil War’s Battle of Bethesda, a skirmish right in our backyard.  Confederate soldiers, led by General John MacCausland, marched south right through the open farmland we now know as White Flint on their way to meet Union soliders marching up through Friendship Heights.  The battle came to a head right in the heart of Bethesda, near where Old Georgetown Road now meets Wisconsin Avenue.  Almost 1500 troops fought for most of the day, until the Union soldiers fell back.

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Lindsay Hoffman

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