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Civil War Styled Church Service Held in Danville


Videojournalist: Angela Fowler

Danville, VA- At the Sutherlin Mansion in Danville Sunday morning they held a Civil War styled worship service.

The congregation read Bible scriptures, sang songs and took Communion, all while learning about the fight for their beloved South.

The service was complete with historic attire, musical instruments and a peek into what soldier life was like during that time.

There was an appearance by "Confederate Major William Sutherlin," who allowed his tobacco warehouses to be used as ammunition storage houses and prisons.

The Chaplain also remained in character as he spoke about the soldiers who perished.

"I served with some of the older boys, and was at first Manassas with them, and I saw, I seen them suffer," said Chaplain Tom Fowler.

The Chaplin also shared that Danville was the only prison town that was not burned during the war, because they took such good care of their prisoners.

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