Conservator finds more Civil War-era writing in historic Brandy Station Graffiti House


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CULPEPER, Virginia — More Civil War-era writing has been found in the historic Graffiti House in Brandy Station.

Brandy Station Foundation president Jim McKinney tells the Culpeper Star-Exponent ( ) it's the first time that Civil War-era writing has been uncovered on a wall on the first floor. All other writings were found on walls on the second floor.

Architectural conservator Chris Mills uncovered the new section of plaster containing graffiti last week. He says he found the writing in a bathroom that was added under a stairway in the 1930s.

McKinney says the writing appears to have been made by Union soldiers during the Union's occupation of the house between November 1863 and May of 1864.

Information from: Culpeper Star-Exponent,

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