Civil War & Reconstruction Civil War First Union Occupation Stafford's Jail

Stafford's Jail

Most soldiers would write negative descriptive accounts of Stafford’s courthouse area.  The jail, opposite the courthouse, was described by a Union chaplain.  “…the jail, which stands in the middle of the road, is a miserable two-story affair, built of rough stone.  The lower story is occupied by hogs, and the upper is reached by stairs from the outside.”