Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Civil War-era church fears road closure

The pastor of Sudley Church, which sits on a Northern Virginia hillside in Manassas National Battlefield Park, worries that protecting the park’s history will destroy his congregation’s future. That’s because the 19th century church, where the floorboards are no longer stained with soldiers' blood, lies along what is now a busy commuter route. To protect the historic park, the National Park Service would like to shut down the stretch of Route 234 in the battlefield. • Article

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