from Linney's Corner, upper
left, to Tunstall's Station, lower middle.
Relationship between Routes 606, 619, and 691 (see below)
Author's car is on Route 691 leaving Tunstall's Station.
Following the Route Numbers:
Following the road at Garlick's Landing, we circle back to Route 607, and
proceed to its intersection with Route 606.
Turning left onto Route 606, Old Church Road, we follow it for about two
miles before turning right onto Hopewell Road, Route 619.
Immediately --- and I mean immediately --- after
turning onto Route 619, we turn left onto Route 691.
Route 691 dead-ends at a railroad track at Tunstall's Station.
... A few picked men, including my aides, Burke, Farley, and Mosby, were
pushed forward rapidly to Tunstall's to cut the wires and secure the depot.
Five companies of cavalry, escorting large wagon trains, were in sight and
seemed at first disposed to dispute our progress, but the sight of our column,
led by Lee, of the Ninth, boldly advancing to the combat, was enough. Content
with a distant view, they fled, leaving their train in our hands. The party
that reached the railroad at Tunstall's surprised the guard at the depot (15
or 20 infantry), captured them without their firing a gun, and set about
obstructing the railroad, but before it could be thoroughly done, and just as
the head of our column reached it, a train of cars came thundering down from
the Grand Army. It had troops on board and we prepared to attack it. The train
swept off the obstructions without being thrown from the track, but
our fire, delivered at only a few rodsí distance, either killed or caused
to feign death every one on board, the engineer being one of the first
victims from the unerring fire of Captain Farley. It is fair to presume
that a serious collision took place on its arrival at the White House,
for it made extraordinary speed in that direction. The railroad bridge
over Black Creek was fired under the direction of Lieutenant Burke,
and it being now dark, the burning of the immense wagon train and
the extricating of the teams involved much labor and delay and
illuminated the country for miles. ...
from Tunstall's Station, upper
left, to St. Peter's Church, Talleysville, and the
Olivet Church, lower right.
Following the Route Numbers:
Returning from Tunstall's station, on Routes 691 and 619, we turn right onto
As we proceed on Route 606 it merges with Route 609.
One-half mile after the merge, on the road now called, Route 609, we turn
left onto St. Peter's Church Road, Route 642.
A little over half a mile down Route 642, we come to the entrance road for
George Washington may have married Martha Curtis in St. Peter's Church.
Road to Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, Route 642.
Entrance to Saint Peter's Episcopal Church.
Saint Peter's Episcopal Church.
Saint Peter's Episcopal Church - 1860's.
Union Personnel (foreground), left to right: Maj. A.M. Clark,
volunteer A.D.C.; Lt. Col. J.H. Taylor, A.G.; Capt. F.N. Clarke,
Chief of Arty.;General E.V. Sumner, Lt. Col. J. F. Hammond, Medical
Director; Capt. Pease, Minnesota Vols., Chief of commissary; Capt.