October 4, 2015

Shadow Shot and a Revolutionary War Hero

Two weeks ago we took advantage of a historical tour at Dearmont Hall in White Post, Virginia. The final stop on the tour was this marker on a hill for a Revolutionary War officer. 
"Here lies the body of Major Lawrence Butler who departed this life on the 1st May 1811 in the 56th year of his age..."
We learned that Major Butler had owned and lived on the property before the current home was built, and that the marker was probably not in it's original location. The marker is in excellent condition.


  1. Such wonderful history in your area.

  2. i love history. i bet you tour was awesome. fun times. ( :

  3. My favorite way to learn history ... These ours make it come alive.

  4. Nice piece of history to learn about

  5. I wonder what he would think if he could see the area 200 and bit years later?

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  6. There's so much to learn about historical figures like this. I like that last shot--pretty!

  7. A shadow dancing across history. Gotta love it.


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