A couple of weeks ago I spent the weekend in Old Town Alexandria for a wedding. I knew that I'd have a few hours of free time while my wife was getting her hair done, so I put together a Civil War walking tour after doing a little research. The day was gloomy and rainy, but I soldiered on and visited several sites related to the Union occupation of the town. On Prince Street I located a historical marker which tells a story connected to the "Battle of St. Paul's Church." The marker is affixed to the restored office of the Alexandria Gazette on Prince Street. As any good marker hunter would do, I cross referenced the Historical Marker Database (HMdb.org), and seeing no mention of this particular marker, I submitted an entry, which has now been published. (A shout out to fellow blogger Craig, an editor over at the site, is in order.) The marker entry on the database can be found here.
|St. Paul's Episcopal Church|
|The Gazette House on Prince Street (SUV is in front)|