From Slavery to FreedomCaroline Terry, known locally as "Sis-tah Cah-line" (1833-1941) was born a slave, perhaps in Southampton County, but spent most of her life in Rappahannock County. She later took the surname Terry. By 1846, Francis Millan of Culpeper had purchased Caroline, her mother Alcey, and her brother, Billy. Millan constructed the Virginia Hotel on Main Street there, then sold it in 1856 and moved to Woodville, about 5 miles south of here. In 1861, he bought the Sperryville Hotel (now Hopkins Ordinary), which still stands nearby on Main Street, and Terry likely worked there as a cook. Several Confederate officers, including Jedediah Hotchkiss, Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's cartographer, stayed there. Millan's sons John and Henry Millan served in Co. B, 6th Virginia Cavalry, a local regiment.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 1:41am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 741372 N 4282488|
|Decimal Degrees||38.65810000, -78.22606667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 39.486', W 78° 13.564'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 39' 29.16" N, 78° 13' 33.84" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2-8 Co Rd 1002, Sperryville VA 22740, US|
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