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Graffiti House History 

Names, Ranks and Units of those who have been Identified in the Graffiti House

Allen Bowman                     Sergeant                 Co. E, 12th Virginia Cavalry
Michael Bowman                 Private                    7th
Virginia Cavalry
Hamilton Boyd                     Private                    Breathedís Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*
George Washington Butt       Private                    Norfolk Light Artillery (Hugerís Battery)
James A. J. Cooper              Private                    Co. A, 35th Battalion Virginia Cavalry (Whiteís Comancheís)
Edwin Dillingham                 Captain                   10th
Vermont Infantry
C. Benton Evans                  Private                    Breathedís Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*
William. Evans                    Private                    Breathedís Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*
John Egbert Farnum            Colonel                   Commander, 70th New York Infantry
Lyman C. Gale                     Lieutenant              Co. K, 10th Vermont Infantry
Fayette Gibson                    Corporal                 Breathedís Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*
Thomas ĎHerbí Greenwell     Private                    Breathedís Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*
Uriah Haller                        Private                    Breathedís Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*
William J. Haney**             Private                    24th Battalion Virginia Partisan Rangers
Henry ĎHalí Hopkins             Private                    Breathedís
Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*
William Hopkins                  Private                    Breathedís Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*
Bob Lewis                          Private                    Norfolk Light Artillery (Hugerís Battery)
George McCabe Jr.             Private                    Breathedís Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*
William J.  Marshall            Lieutenant               Co. E, 12th Virginia Cavalry
Lewis Metta
Joseph Moore                    Lieutenant               Norfolk Light Artillery (Hugerís
Battery)
Edward Moreland               Private                    Norfolk Light Artillery (Hugerís Battery)
A Muth                              Private                    Breathedís
Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*
George W. Orrison             Private                    Co. C, 35th Battalion Virginia Cavalry (Whiteís Comancheís)
David Owens                     Private                    Breathedís
Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*
Robert Peed                      Private                    Norfolk Light Artillery (Hugerís Battery) ***
Elijah Russell                     Private                    Breathedís Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*
JEB Stuart                         Maj. Gen.                Commander, Army of Northern Virginia Cavalry
Henry Thomas                   Sergeant                 Breathedís
Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*
Harry Wagner                    Private                    Breathedís Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*
Harry Wickes                     Private                    Breathedís Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*
Thomas ĎFrankí Yates         Private                    Breathedís Battery, Stuart Horse Artillery*

 * Part of the Maryland Scroll, created on March 16, 1863, the day before the Battle of Kellyís Ford.

** The only William Haney found to date served in four separate units: 30th Virginia Infantry, 13th Virginia Infantry, 24th Battalion Partisan Rangers and the 35th Battalion Virginia Cavalry. It is believed he signed the walls of the Graffiti House while serving in the 24th Battalion Partisan Rangers.

*** Also identifies himself with Gannettís Artillery Battalion

Units Separately Identified

Massachusetts Battery ĎCí
2nd
New York Militia
Louisiana Tigers
2nd Division 3rd Corps
10th
New Jersey Infantry
Stuart Horse Artillery
Army of the
United States of America
Hillís Corps
Gannettís Battalion

Events and Locations Identified

Battle of Beverly Ford, April 16 1863                Likely done by a member of either the 9th or 13th Virginia Cavalry

June 8, 1863                                                 Possibly done by a member of the 1st SC Cavalry

"How are you Fort SumpterĒ                           Done by the 2nd NY Militia (spelled Sumter incorrectly)

Petersburg

Rappahannock                                               Likely done by a member of either the 9th or 13th Virginia Cavalry

March 16, 1863                                             Done by a member of the Stuart Horse Artillery

Portsmouth, Virginia                                      Done by a member of Norfolk Light Artillery (Hugerís Battery)

Loudoun County                                            Done by a member of the 35th Battalion Virginia Cavalry

Drawings

Of the 12 drawings found (many are shown below) only a drawing of Captain James Breathed has been identified.  The Maryland Scroll is pictured separately.

"The Dancing Lady" graffiti.

 

Lt. J. Marshall, Co. E, 12th Va Cavly
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Mass(achusetts) Battery
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Maybe a Nurse?
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Michael Bowman, 7th Va. Cavalry
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Trooper Michael Bowman

We were able to match  a "Graffiti House" signature with a period photograph.  A picture of Trooper Michael Bowman was found on an internet site for the 7th Virginia Cavalry. Trooper Bowman's signature is on the front wall of the upper left room (as you go up the stairs).

It is possible, although not proven, that Trooper Bowman may also be related to Sgt. Allen Bowman of the 12th Virginia Cavalry who signed the front wall of the front (facing the road) right room. This scenario seems possible since the 12th was actually part of the 7th Cavalry organization before the 7th was split because of its very large size.

Sgt. Allen Bowman Co. E, 12th Va. Cav
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