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City of Alexandria, VA City of Alexandria, VA
Civil War Sesquicentennial
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Washington Street Methodist Church

115 S. Washington Street


This church was known as the Methodist Episcopal Church when the Union occupied it in January, 1862. The church was occupied because of the congregation’s Southern sympathies. According to the church archives, the upstairs sanctuary became a hospital and the first floor became a stable.

The church was returned to the congregation in 1865 and reopened for use in October of that year, after major repairs. A new façade was constructed in the 1870s. The Federal government paid $3,680 in Civil War reparations in 1915.

Historic Image

Image: WashingtonStreetMethodist.png 

  • Title: Washington Street Methodist Episcopal Church, ca. 1862-1863
  • Image Source: Washington Street Methodist Church Archives
  • Image Date: ca. 1862-1863
  • Medium: Photography
  • Rights Advisory: Reproduced with permission, Washington Street Methodist Church

Quartermaster Map

Image:  QMWashingtonStreetMethodist.jpg

Caption: Quartermaster Map 12.


115 S. Washington Street

Map: CWHospitalsMap.pdf with close-up box showing location of this hospital

The Site Today

The building continues to house the Washington Street United Methodist Church.



Historic Alexandria Administration
Lloyd House
220 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703.838.6451

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8 a.m. to 5 p.m.