"Seems to Have Belonged to some Former Age"Across the road stands White Oak Church, an important Civil War landmark during the winter of 1862-1863. Stafford County Baptist constructed the simple weatherboard structure sometime after 1789, later adding an attached shed with a separate entrance for African-American members of the congregation. A Union soldier described it disparagingly as a "miserable, insignificant structure, dilapidated and steepleless, and seems to have belonged to some former age. It looks," he thought, "very much like some ancient horse shed and barn that may be seen in some of our less thriving villages."
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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||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 10:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 292279 N 4241863|
|Decimal Degrees||38.30083333, -77.37548333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 18.05', W 77° 22.529'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 18' 3.00" N, 77° 22' 31.74" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-71 Co Rd 603, Fredericksburg VA 22405, US|
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