I was inspired by a post from a fellow blogger that made me think of the old historic Salem Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where intense American Civil War fighting occurred over May 3rd and 4th of 1863, during the Battle of Chancellorsville. The church was used as a hospital to attempt to help the wounded. Over 4,000 men were killed or wounded during the battle.
Here are some pictures of the church followed by my piece.
Salem Church was built in 1844. The date of this image is unknown.
A present day view of Salem Church.
The scars still remain from the intense fighting that occurred here on May 3rd and 4th of 1863.