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Namozine Church

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1847. VA 622 at VA 708

This church was built to serve a congregation of affluent Scots-Irish plantation owners. During the Civil War as the Army of Northern Virginia retreated, the church was the site of a cavalry skirmish between the Southern general Fitzhugh Lee and the Northern colonel William Wells, serving them both in turn as headquarters and hospital. Surrounded by wooded land, the frame, gable-end structure has a double entrance door below two upper windows on the front gable. The east side has a double tier of windows that light the one-sided interior rear balcony as it continues along the east wall.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Namozine Church", [Ford, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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