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Haunted Army Posts & Battle Grounds in Virginia

Across ##Region##, there are numerous abandoned and retired Army Posts and Battle Grounds that are haunted by soldiers of years gone by. If you love local history as much as you love Haunt Seeking, then you'll want to check out one of STATE's Haunted Army Posts and Battle Grounds, many of which are open to the public, and some of which even offer educational guided tours!
 
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  •   Appomattox Manor Hopewell, VA
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    Home of the Eppes family, this 1751 plantation house is most famous for having been the Union headquarters during the Siege of Petersburg. It is now administered as a historic house museum, and is said to be haunted by the ghost of a Union soldier. The wounded soldier is said to have been hiding in the basement wall by a nurse at some point when the Confederates controlled the building;... Read More

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  •   Episcopal High School Alexandria, VA
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    Built in 1839, the Episcopal High School in Alexandria has operated as a boarding school for most of its existence. However, for a period of five years the campus was commandeered to be used as a hospital for soldiers in the Civil War. Famed poet Walt Whitman was among the staff and acted as a nurse in the hospital. In the rear of the campus is a large wooded area where, during the war... Read More

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    Now a regional park and national cemetery, Ball’s Bluff was once the site of an 1861 Civil War battle. 54 soldiers are buried here, making it the third smallest national cemetery, and some of them are said to still wander the park. Apparitions of soldiers in uniform have been reported by multiple visitors over the years. Tours are offered on weekends from spring through autumn. Read More

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  •   Parker's Battery Chesterfield, VA
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    Part of the Confederate defense known as the Howlett Line, Parker’s Battery was the site of many skirmishes during the Civil War. It did not leave Confederate possession until the fall of Petersburg and some say that the spirits of southern soldiers remain there to this day. Witnesses have seen apparitions which they describe as soldiers in their bunkers looking either unhappy or... Read More

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    Manassas National Battlefield was the site of two separate Civil War battles which took place roughly thirteen months apart from one another in the summers of 1861 and 1862. Troops clashed for three days in the second battled before Union soldiers gave way to a Confederate victory. The Battlefield Park also contains an unfinished railroad ordered by Robert E. Lee. Today the field is... Read More

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  •   Civil War Medical Museum Gordonsville, VA
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    The Civil War Medical Museum in Gordonsville has been used for many different purposes since construction finished in 1860. When the building opened as the Exchange Hotel it was, as the name would imply, a bustling hotel located next to a major railroad junction, but two years later its prime location forced it to become part of the Gordonsville Receiving Hospital, caring for wounded... Read More

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  •   Fort Monroe Hampton, VA
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    Construction on Fort Monroe finished in 1834, though some form of fortification had existed at the site since 1609 as its location was considered fundamental to the defense of the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads, and more specifically the navigational channel that connected them. During the Civil War the fort was a critical Union stronghold, despite the fact that Virginia was a... Read More

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  •   Virginia Military Institute Lexington, VA
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    Founded in 1839, VMI has the distinction of being the oldest state-supported military college in the US. At one point Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was among the school’s professors; some of his possessions and the bones of his horse are displayed in the campus chapel. Among the many ghosts that are said to appear on campus is a strange blue light which drifts through the halls and... Read More

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