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Sudley Church

 
 
Sudley Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 4, 2012
1. Sudley Church Marker
Inscription. People were on their way to worship when thousands of Federal soldiers suddenly appeared marching south on Sudley Road. Within minutes the sound of gunfire came from the direction of Matthews Hill. As wounded men stumbled back behind the lines, Federals turned Sudley Church into a field hospital.

Hospital stewards removed the pews and procured hay for bedding. Harried surgeons used the altar for an operating table. Upwards of 300 wounded soldiers received treatment at the church. When the Union army retreated, six physicians remained behind to care for those who could not be moved. All were captured by Confederate cavalry at the battle's end.

The inhabitants of the neighborhood were out, dressed in their Sunday clothes, apparently preparing to go to church. But the little building was to witness no worship on that day. By the time usually assigned for the beginning of the service, it had become a hospital, and was filled with wounded and dying men.
- Captain Augustus Woodbury, 1st Rhode Island Infantry
 
Erected by Manassas National Battlefield Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 38° 50.332′ N, 77° 32.262′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William
Sudley Church Marker with Sudley Methodist Church in the distance. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 4, 2015
2. Sudley Church Marker with Sudley Methodist Church in the distance.
County. Marker is on Sudley Road (State Highway 234), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battling for the Rocky Knoll (a few steps from this marker); “The Unfinished Railroad” (a few steps from this marker); Sudley Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Debt Repaid (about 500 feet away); Field Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sudley Springs Ford (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Sudley Springs Ford (approx. ¼ mile away); Gregg’s Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  Church During Wartime. The old marker at this location. (Submitted on August 26, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
Sudley Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 4, 2012
3. Sudley Church Marker
Modern Sudley Church and Graveyard image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2007
4. Modern Sudley Church and Graveyard
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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