Bowling Green, Virginia, General Winfield Scott Hancock

The Courthouse of Bowling Green, Virginia

In 1835, a courthouse was built in Bowling Green, Virginia. Two years later, the area of Bowling Green was incorporated as a town.

In the lawn of the Bowling Green Courthouse is a historical marker indicating that Lafayette once camped in Bowling Green during the Revolutionary War.

Another historical marker reveals that on May 21, 1864 union troops under General Winfield Scott Hancock’s command had occupied the Bowling Green courthouse during the U.S. Civil War. During that time, the troops freed the men held in the local jail and ransacked local stores for supplies.

In addition, a Confederate Monument, one of about two hundred such monuments in the state of Virginia, was dedicated to the soldiers who died in the U.S. Civil War at the courthouse lawn.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s