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Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fredericksburg Baptist Church

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, October 6, 2019
1. Fredericksburg Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  The prominent sanctuary in front of you is the Fredericksburg Baptist Church, constructed in 1854-55. When it was built, Princess Anne Street was developing as the town’s religious and government corridor. Other churches included St. George’s Episcopal Church (1849) and the Presbyterian Church (1833). Down the street, to your right, were government buildings, including the Town Hall (1814) and Court House (1852).

During the 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg, Union soldiers cleared the church for use as a hospital. The chapel on the ground floor became filled with wounded men. Some made their own way there, while others were recovered from the freezing battleground beyond the edge of town. The despoiled sanctuary rendered the church unusable until after the war. Today, Fredericksburg’s historic churches remain an integral part of the community.
 
Erected by Fredericksburg Timeless.
 
Location. 38° 18.246′ N, 77° 27.679′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 6, 2019
2. Fredericksburg Baptist Church Marker
(Business U.S. 17) and Amelia Street, on the right when traveling south on Princess Anne Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1019 Princess Anne St, Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hostages (here, next to this marker); Prisoners of Christ (within shouting distance of this marker); The Booth House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bridgewater Mills (about 300 feet away); Lewis Randolph Ball (about 400 feet away); Auction Block (about 500 feet away); Second Town Hall / Market House (about 500 feet away); Weedon’s Tavern (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location also titled “Fredericksburg Baptist Church”. (Submitted on October 7, 2019.) 
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2019, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2019, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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