Street names and Civil War heros

  • Thomas Circle is named after General Thomas, a Virginia-native who fought for the North. While often overlooked by Grant, was one of the best generals of the war. He saved the entire Western campaign by standing tall at the Battle of Chickamaugua, held off under siege in Chattanooga, was instrumental in the Battle of Chattanooga, and defeated two Confederate armies at one time at the Battle of Nashville. He pioneered the use of repeating firearms and mobile infantry.


  • Scott Circle is named after Winfield Scott – Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was a United States Army general, and unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Whig Party in 1852.Known as “Old Fuss and Feathers” and the “Grand Old Man of the Army,” he served on active duty as a general longer than any other man in American History, and many historians rate him the best American commander of his time.



  • Dupont Circle is named after Admiral Dupont who revolutionized the structure of the U.S. Navy and modernized it. (he did other big stuff as well). He was the nephew of E.I. Du Pont (who founded the company Dupont).




  • Fessenden Street is named after a congressman or senator that was tied to the financing of the war.  William Fessenden was a leading antislavery Whig in Maine; in Congress, he fought the Slave Power (the plantation owners who controlled southern states). He built an antislavery coalition in the state legislature that elected him to the US Senate; it became Maine’s Republican organization. In the Senate, Fessenden played a central role in the debates on Kansas, denouncing the expansion of slavery.




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