Presbyterian Church - U.S. Civil War - Fredericksburg, VA[
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 38° 18.131 W 077° 27.616
18S E 284869 N 4242207
Quick Description: The church and its orphanage was used as a hospital subsequent to the bloody Battle of Fredericksburg.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 11/12/2010 6:04:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMA3XY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 6

Long Description:
The present church was built in 1833. During the Battle of Fredericksburg, the sanctuary roof sustained heavy damage. Even after the repairs were made, two cannon balls were left lodged at the front of the sanctuary. The church and its orphanage were used subsequently has a hospital. Clara Barton, who later founded the Red Cross, and Walt Whitman, who came to find his brother (fortunately still alive, although wounded) served in the hospital. Reference: history portion church website link
Address:
300 George Street or 810 Princess Anne St. SW of Princess Anne and George Sts Fredericksburg, VA USA 22401


Name of War: U.S. Civil War

Type of Documentation: Web Page/Historical Documentation

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