September 28, 2014

Hites Chapel UMC

chapelWe came upon this modest church while on a Civil War tour covering "Custer at the Battle of Cedar Creek." This building was not there in 1864, but another church named Hites Chapel stood in the vicinity.

In spite of the peace and quiet that you find here today, this area was the scene of action in October of 1864. It's around four miles west of what we usually consider the Cedar Creek Battlefield, but cavalry could gallop across that distance fairly quickly.

I'd rather be here today than in 1864! And I liked the bird house with a steeple.

Linking to: Inspired Sunday

12 comments:

  1. Very peaceful, though it wasn't back when Custer was in the area. A peculiar man, he was... and not a terribly bright fellow either.

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  2. Love that bird house. You have captured a very peaceful area. Thank you x

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  3. I like that cute birdhouse.. Have a happy day!

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  4. A lovely fall-colored setting for your images. Love both of them.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  5. I love the simple churches. We have one right near our house and it still has outhouses and still functions.

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  6. i love the bird house. so cute. what a quaint little area/place. what fun! ( :

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  7. When I went to Antietam, I got so teary--just thinking about what happened there years ago... SAD!

    I do love that birdhouse though... Cute.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. Simple is good! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  9. Quaint and charming and the bird house church is totally adorable.

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