Union Jack over DixieAlthough several engagements occurred nearby, Greenwich escaped unscathed, in part because of the creative actions of resident Charles Green, an Englishman. Green flew the British flag over his Carpenter's Gothic Home, The Lawn, built in 1855 (burned 1924). Three years later, he donated land for Greenwich Presbyterian Church. During the war, when Union troops threatened to appropriate it for a hospital, Green claimed it was neutral British property for use only as a church. The Federals relented and left it untouched.
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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||Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 269889 N 4292363|
|Decimal Degrees||38.75000000, -77.64791667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 45', W 77° 38.875'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 45' 0.00" N, 77° 38' 52.50" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 15301 Vint Hill Rd, Nokesville VA 20181, US|
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