November 3, 2013
WOODSTOCK, Va. (AP) - Architectural conservators have uncovered more suspected Civil War graffiti in Woodstock's historic courthouse.
The Shenandoah County Historical Society hired conservators Chris Mills and Nicole Seguin after water damage caused paint to peel away and reveal the graffiti.
Mills tells the Daily News-Record that much of the markings are written in large, scrawling red script. He says that's indicative of the Civil War era.
Mills says such vandalism is unusual in important buildings. He believes something dramatic occurred that spurred the writings.
Historical society president Barbara Adamson says the group has spent about $10,000 so far on the project. She says there's more graffiti to uncover and the society will be seeking donations to help pay the cost.
The courthouse was built in 1795 and is being renovated.
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