Thursday, September 18, 2014

Not my photo but I took some of this old house before it was razed to the ground a few weeks ago. This building was brought up in a group I belong to and a local historian shared a historical gem relating to it:
That was the Fry house. Mosby's men were shelling the Union working on the railroad nearby and dropped a "short round" into the kitchen. It didn't detonate, so the owner calmly picked it up - the fuse was reported as burning - and tossed it out in the street. Union soldiers nearby in the street couldn't run fast enough to get away from it.

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