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In seventy-two hours the Chancellor family's world was turned upside down. A Union soldier described the Chancellor women on April 30:"Upon the upper porch was quite a bevy of ladies in light, dressy, attractive spring costumes. They were not at a…
When the Blockhouse Road Courthouse, located 3 miles southwest of here, burned to the ground in 1937, the new Courthouse was built at this intersection of the Fredericksburg and Brock roads on property conveyed from tavern owner, Lewis Rawlings.
Many of the buildings that comprised the 1864 village of Spotsylvania Court House still stand today. Pamphlets located in the box below will lead you on a 30-minute waling tour of the historic town.
At the time of the Civil War, Spotsylvania Court House was a small community of about one dozen buildings surrounded by woods and rolling fields. "It was not a town," a chaplain in the 126th Pennsylvania noted. "It was composed of just the county …
The Stubbs School is typical of African-American public schools scattered throughout the county between 1870 and 1952.
This modest one-room school opened in the early 1930s. The building lacked electricity and plumbing. Its only heat source was…
Education was the responsibility of parents and churches until after the Civil War. Wealthier families hired tutors or sent their children to private schools. Poor children often learned a trade and received a basic education as apprentices.
Virginia churches suffered heavily in the Civil War, being used by contending armies as headquarters, hospitals and barracks. Zion Church was no exception. In August 1862, Union soldiers stopped briefly at the church during an expedition to southe…
(North face):Erected to commemorate this spot where Maj Genl John Sedgwick, U.S. Vols. Commanding Sixth Army Corps was killed in action on the morning of the 9th of May 1864.
(East face): A tribute to a beloved Commander by the survivors of hi…
To honor the men of Spotsylvania County who made the supreme sacrifice that we might be free
World War IBartleson, Clayton W. · Brooks, Beverly F. · Byiers, John S. · Carnohan, George T. · Curtis, Morris J. · …
In memory ofSophia M. Silva? ? 1980 - 1996Kathryn "Kati" N. Lisk? ? 1984 - 1997Kristen M. Lisk? ? 1982 - 1997they were taken from us too soon.