Historic Churches of Fredericksburg: Houses of the Holy

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Historic Churches of Fredericksburg: Houses of the Holy recalls stories of rebellion, racism and reconstruction as experienced by Secessionists, Unionists and the African American population in Fredericksburg's landmark churches during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. Using a wide variety of materials compiled from the local National Park archives, author Michael Aubrecht presents multiple perspectives from local believers and nonbelievers who witnessed the country's "Great Divide." Learn about the ...
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Overview

Historic Churches of Fredericksburg: Houses of the Holy recalls stories of rebellion, racism and reconstruction as experienced by Secessionists, Unionists and the African American population in Fredericksburg's landmark churches during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. Using a wide variety of materials compiled from the local National Park archives, author Michael Aubrecht presents multiple perspectives from local believers and nonbelievers who witnessed the country's "Great Divide." Learn about the importance of faith in old Fredericksburg through the recollections of local clergy such as Reverend Tucker Lacy; excerpts from slave narratives as recorded by Joseph F. Walker; impressions of military commanders such as Robert E. Lee and "Stonewall" Jackson; and stories of the conflict over African American.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596293939
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 9/12/2008
  • Pages: 123
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     9
Introduction: Battlefields and Believers     11
Fredericksburg Baptist Church     33
Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site)     51
St. George's Episcopal Church     65
Fredericksburg Presbyterian Church     83
Fredericksburg United Methodist Church     99
Conclusion: Landmarks and Legacies     111
Locations     115
Bibliography     117
About the Author     125
About the Cover     127
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