22 Mar 2016 Soldier's Rest, Racoon Ford, VA
Today Past Virginia SAR President Jim Bayne and CMM President Bill Schwetke explored the cemetery that was once part of Soldier's Rest, the home of Captain Charles Bruce, a Revolutionary War veteran, and then his son-in-law, James Williams, a captain in the revolution and a major general in the War of 1812. Soldier's Rest is located on the south side of the Rapidan River, very near Racoon Ford, where Lafayette camped while jousting with British forces under Benedict Arnold in 1781. James Williams is likely the same James Williams who was a member of the Culpeper Minutemen.
The CMM intend to pursue the permission of the owners and help of the Boy Scouts to clear the cemetery and mark the patriots' graves.
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