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On September 11, 1861, G. Moxley Sorrel received his commission as captain, and was assigned as General Longstreet's chief of staff. He was promoted to major on June 24, 1862, and lieutenant colonel on June 18, 1863. He served under Longstreet until October 1864 when he was appointed brigadier general. Sorrel commanded Sorrel's Brigade of Maj. Gen. William Mahone's division at Petersburg and Hatcher's Run, being wounded in both battles. This house is supposed to be one of the most haunted houses in the Country.  It was even featured on the season finale of the Sci-Fi Channel's "Ghost Hunters". It has a lot of history.  General Lee was one of the famous people that stayed here.  Besides being featured on Ghost Hunters, the house was also on one of the History Channel programs.  Apparently the new owner found a box inside a false ceiling.  In that box was original Civil War surrender papers signed by General Lee.  The History Channel determined the papers to be authentic.  A tour guide said there were 13 copies distributed and only 5 remain in existence (that we know about)


(2006) Old Sorrell-Weed House


(2006) Old Sorrell-Weed House

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