27 Mar 2017

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: Daniel W. Jarboe, Murderer, Pt. 3

Part three of the Jarboe saga has a great twist. Good morning, Capitol Hill!


20 Mar 2017

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: Daniel W. Jarboe, Murderer, pt 2.

Last week we¬†learned about the¬†death of John R. Nally at the hands of Daniel W. Jarboe. Both men worked at the Washington Navy Yard; Jarboe was incensed at Nally for refusing to marry Jarboe’s sister. Jarboe was duly incarcerated and put on trial. Two days after the Daily American Organ had outed Jarboe as a […]


13 Mar 2017

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: Daniel W. Jarboe, Murderer

Murder, sadly, has been part of our neighborhood from the earliest days. A particularly rough patch in this regard occurred during the 1850s. One particular murder had long-lasting repercussions, at least from a legal point of view. The whole affair began quite innocuously. It involved two young men, both employed at the Washington Navy Yard. […]


12 Dec 2016

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: Ulric Dahlgren’s Leg

Today we will look at something that was lost not once, but twice: once on the battlefield, and again in the many renovations and rebuildings at the Washington Navy Yard. In the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, Captain Ulrich Dahlgren (pic) of the United States Army was patrolling Hagerstown, MD, when he was struck […]


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