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Meet the Soldier Graffiti Artists of the Civil War

5/26/2009 3:06:17 PM

Tags: Arts, Graffiti, Civil War, The Journal, Jeff Severns Guntzel

Civil War Graffiti Behind Peeled Paint

Workers renovating a 270-year-old church in Bunker Hill, West Virginia have uncovered the work of Civil War-era graffiti artists. "It's down low. It's up high. It's just everywhere," says local bishop W. Michie Klusmyer. The scribblings are apparently the work of both Northern and Southern troops. Among the scribblings ("Down with traitors" and "I should not have written on the walls of the house of God") Klusmyer has seen drawings of pigs and a woman being chased by a man with horns. Somebody notify the Wooster Collective!

(Thanks, Animal.) 

Source: The Journal 

Image by Culpeper Department of Tourism. 

 



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