Civil War graves found in Washington, D.C., park

A Washington, D.C., park popular with residents of the Adams Morgan neighborhood has soccer fields, a basketball court, a toddler playground, fenced dog run and plenty of green grass and park benches. What many local residents didn’t know was that the seven-acre Walter Pierce community park, near the intersection of Columbia and Adams Mill Rds. NW, was built atop an African American cemetery that included the graves of Civil War soldiers and sailors.

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