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Civil War-era graffiti found in Va. structure

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 3:53pm  ET

BRANDY STATION, Va. -- More Civil War-era graffiti has been found in a Brandy Station structure known as the Graffiti House.

Architectural conservator Chris Mills found graffiti in a crawlspace under the stairs and in the bathroom.

Brandy Station Foundation president Joe McKinney tells The Culpeper Star Exponent (http://bit.ly/1jl1UHz ) that the name "Hollingsworth" was written on the wall in the crawlspace.

McKinney says Mills cut out a chunk of drywall in the bathroom and found more graffiti.

The foundation's website says the two-story frame structure was built around 1858. It's believed to have been used as a hospital by Confederate and Union forces during the war. It's called the Graffiti House because the walls of the second floor contain inscriptions, drawings, messages, and signatures of Civil War soldiers.

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Information from: Culpeper Star- Exponent, http://www.starexponent.com


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