Brief Peace in the Midst of WarThe brick church formerly on this site was named Mount Zion Presbyterian Church. The congregation stopped meeting here after Federal forces occupied Petersburg in May 1862, took over the church building, and began using it as a commissary. The commanding general ordered that "this fence around the church and the graveyard and everything within this inclosure remain undisturbed?It is to be hoped that no soldier or citizen will be so far lost to every principle of civilization and feeling of humanity to wantonly and needlessly wound the feeling of the living or dishonor the ashes of the dead."
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|Series||This marker is part of the West Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||West Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 6:35pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 662411 N 4318338|
|Decimal Degrees||38.99900000, -79.12450000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 59.94', W 79° 7.47'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 59' 56.40" N, 79° 7' 28.20" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 304 N Main St, Petersburg WV 26847, US|
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