The Edge of the Storm
— Lee vs. Grant - The 1864 Campaign —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 southern Spotsylvania County. Within minutes, wrote a Union soldier, the quiet meeting house became "a perfect bedlam?filled with soldiers, some scuffling, some whistling, some playing cards on the little plain table in front of the pulpit, while one independent gentleman in his shirt sleeves occupies the minister's chair in the pulpit and is engaged in?combing his hair."
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|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||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 3:14pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 273491 N 4230497|
|Decimal Degrees||38.19395000, -77.58651667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 11.637', W 77° 35.191'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 11' 38.22" N, 77° 35' 11.46" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8700 Courthouse Rd, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US|
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