Day 62

The Church of the Generals

March 1st, 2012

Located two blocks from Fort Hamilton, St. John's has seen quite a few Army officers pass through its doors over the years, although the two most well-known of the lot, Generals Robert E. Lee (who served as a vestryman) and Stonewall Jackson (who was baptized here), ended up fighting for the other side during the Civil War. The tree in the background, by the way, was kinda-sorta-not-at-all planted by Lee during his time here.

One Comment

  1. tna says:

    Kinda-sorta-not-at-all? lol Did George Washington chop it down so they had to restore it?

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