Thursday, September 03, 2009

Civil War Graffiti at the Seminary

Virginia Theological Seminary was confiscated and used as a Union hospital during the Civil War. The buildings and grounds were used to house 1,700 wounded Federal troops and to bury 500 of their comrades. Here is a photo I snapped today of one of the bricks on the lower south wall of my office building, Aspinwall hall, with some examples of graffiti from some of the Federal troops. I believe it names one of the regiments represented on campus.

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