ATTACK ON WASHINGTON Town taken by Federals, March, 1862. Confederate efforts to recapture it failed, 1862 and 1863.
ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH The first Roman Catholic church in North Carolina. Consecrated, 1829. Burned by Federal troops, 1864. Stood one block east.
SIEGE OF WASHINGTON Confederates failed to recapture town, March-April, 1863, but held it March-Nov., 1864.
BURNING OF WASHINGTON The town was burned and shelled by evacuating United States troops in April, 1864.