Friday, February 26, 2010

The Making of a Masterpiece - 5

The Angel of the Battlefield

Clara Barton with Walt Whitman at Chatham, December 1862

Located in Falmouth on what was called Stafford Heights in Stafford County, the history of the Plantation House is spectacular, as is the view of the river and Fredericksburg. The visitors list itself is awesome. It is the only building ever visited by Washington and Lincoln. Famed Virginia visitors were Thomas Jefferson and Robert E. Lee, and numerous Union generals used it as their headquarters. - Mort Künstler

There were no fewer than twelve hundred men crowded into the rooms of the mansion, with rows more stationed outside on the cold hard ground.

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