2012 1 5 T H NOVEMBER CIVIL WAR TOUR Brother Peter spent the day with Gary and I and took us on a tour of the local civil war sites. ABOVE IS A SCULPTURE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AS A YOUNG SURVEYOR. WHILE SURVEYING THIS PART OF VIRGINIA HE STAYED IN THE HOUSE TO Historic Virginia... George stayed here. THE LEFT. THE SCULPTURE OF WASHINGTON IS BY OUR FRIEND MALCOLM HARLOW COMMISSIONED BY THE WINCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY. THE VALLEY PIKE SURVEY GEORGE DID IS NOW THE VALLEY PIKE ROAD ENTERING BELLE GROVE Slave quarters AT THE BATTLE OF UNION SOLDIERS FLED ACROSS BELLE GROVE PLANTATION CEDAR CREEK
STORM DAMAGE ABOVEDIRECTLY LEFT IS THE REMAINSOF AND OLD STONE MILL HOUSETHE CONFEDERATE SOLDIERSFORCED A RETREAT OF UNIONSOLDIERS THRU TO THIS FARM.THE BATTLE OF HUPP’S HILLENDED HERE.
The house aboveTHE CIVIL WAR has a water source that is under the1. SOME HISTORIANS DISPUTE THE TRAIN THEFT house. This one ACTUALLY HAPPENED feature made settlers resistant2. SEVERAL RAIL ROAD CARS to Indian attack. WERE STOLEN AND MOVED They did not have FROM MARTINSBURG WEST VIRGINIA TO to go out side for STRASSBURGE VIRGINIA water.3. EVENTUALLY THE TRAINS ENDED UP IN RICHMOND VA AND USED BY THE CONFEDERATE ARMY.
Brother Peter is a Civil War BuffTHE HOUSE IN THE PICTUREABOVE HAS A CANNON BALL ANDBULLETS FROM THIS BATTLE T R EE R ID DL ED WI T H BU L L ETSLODGED IN THE WALLS. F RO M T H E C I V I L WAR THE OL D HIGHWAY SANDY DAMAG E
ABOVE MY BROTHERS KEN, JEFF AND PETE.THE BLUE HOUSE IS AN OLD MILL HOUSETHE OLD STONE CHIMNEY IS THEREMNANTS OF A HOUSE ON PETE’S FARM.