Amazing, must see, one of a few buildings in North America with 100% Tiffany Stained Glass Windows! The Brick Church on Well's Hill, now known as Old Blandford Church of Bristol Parish, was erected in 1735. Rich in Colonial, Revolutionary, War of 1812, and Confederate history, this old church was abandoned after the building of another Episcopal church in Petersburg, when the Town of Blandford had been absorbed by Petersburg. Necessary repairs for its preservation were made by the City of Petersburg in 1882. Among the more noted individuals buried within the cemetery is one foreigner, Major General William Phillips, British citizen and commander of the British troops during the April 25, 1781 "Battle of Petersburg." In June 1866, the first Memorial Day in the United States was celebrated in honor of the 30,000 Confederate soldiers buried on Memorial Hill inside the burial ground.
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