Alone in DixieAt the time of the Civil War, the farms of Sully and Little Sully (no longer standing) were the homes of the Barlow and Haight families respectively. These families, connected by marriage, had come to Virginia from Dutchess County, New York, and found themselves Unionists in a secessionist neighborhood. After the men fled to avoid capture, the women of Sully operated both farms for most of the war. Maria Barlow wrote to family members in New York that "we out here alone in Dixie have no appointed place of worship no gathering together for any purpose but fighting. ... If any place sinks from weight of sin surely Virginia must."
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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 12:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 289158 N 4309246|
|Decimal Degrees||38.90681667, -77.43155000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.409', W 77° 25.893'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 24.54" N, 77° 25' 53.58" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly VA 20151, US|
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