Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
In loving memory of
The Rev. Arthur E. Booth
by whose devoted and untiring efforts
this Parish House was erected
Erected by Christ Episcopal Church.
Location. 38° 12.003′ N, 77° 35.283′ W. Marker is in Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Courthouse Road (Virginia Route 208), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8951 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spotsylvania County Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spotsylvania Courthouse and Jail (about 400 feet away); Battle of Spotsylvania (about 600 feet away); Spotsylvania County Honor Roll (about 600 feet away); Lee’s Headquarters (about 600 feet away); Spotsylvania Court House (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Spotsylvania Court House (about 700 feet away); Forever young, (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spotsylvania.
Regarding Booth Hall. During its over 165 years of existence, Christ Church has been temporarily closed several times.
Also see . . . Christ Church History. (Submitted on December 3, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
1. Private Harrison Loses His Home
Private Edgar Harrison and his family lived on the Harrison Farm, about a mile north of the Church. Private Harrison's unit took up position on Myers Hill, located behind Christ Church, into positions set up to defend the Confederate flank during the battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse.
Only a few days later, Ann Harrison greeted Robert E. Lee and his staff as they led their horses to her doorstep and declared the house to be their headquarters.
From his position on Myer’s hill, scant miles from his own farm, Private Harrison watched in horror as, during the ensuing battle, flames and smoke consumed his home. His wife and daughters, however, miraculously survived.
— Submitted December 3, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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