Love Civil War history? Join us on August 3, 2016 at 7 p.m. as National Park Service ranger Steward Henderson explores the roles the church played and the events that shaped the church’s life as “War Comes to the Church.”
During the Civil War, St. George’s functioned as a fortress, a center of revivals. and a hospital twice during the conflict. As a fortress, the church saw action on Dec. 11, 1862, 2 days before the main battle as there was fighting in the streets. As Frank O’Reilly writes in his history of the Battle of Fredericksburg: “Mississippians entered houses and fired from windows commanding William and George Street. Some of the Confederates took over Saint George’s Episcopal Church and probably the Presbyterian Church for a clear shot down George Street.”
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