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Near Massaponax in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Massaponax Baptist Church

 
 
Massaponax Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
1. Massaponax Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. Massaponax Baptist Church, built in 1859, served a congregation founded in 1788. On 21 May 1864 Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his commanders conferred on pews in the churchyard as the Union army marched from the Spotsylvania Court House battlefield to the North Anna River. Photographer Timothy O'Sullivan hauled his heavy stereo camera to the balcony of the church and recorded this conference in a unique series of candid images showing a war council in progress.
 
Erected 1991 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-78.)
 
Location. 38° 11.584′ N, 77° 30.613′ W. Marker is near Massaponax, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Massaponax Church Road (County Route 608) 0 miles west of U.S. 1, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22408, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Massaponax Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away); Road to Guinea Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); James Farmer, Civil Rights Leader (approx. 0.6 miles
Marker and church image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
2. Marker and church
away); Plantations on Guinea Station Road (approx. one mile away); Stanardís Mill (approx. 3.1 miles away); Grantís Supply Line (approx. 3.7 miles away); Engagement at Harris Farm (Bloomsbury) (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Massaponax.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
Massaponax Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
3. Massaponax Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,314 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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