Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Graffiti House

The Graffiti House was built in 1858, as a general store and residence for the local postmaster, John Stone. The house was occupied by both Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.
The soldiers used charcoal from the central fireplace to decorate the plaster walls with their signatures, drawings, and commentaries.
The house served many functions: field hospital, general's headquarters, Provost Marshall office, and barracks.
The graffiti was covered after the war and lay hidden for 130 years. The graffiti were discovered when the house was being renovated in 1993. The Brandy Station Foundation purchased the property in 2002.

The house also serves as a visitor center for the Battle of Brandy Station.

Please see Graffiti House for more information.

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