Trinity Church

Ernest B. Furgurson includes this church among the three that "the government was taking over...for military hospitals" in March of 1862, because its minister, the Rev. Syle, objected to Bishop Whittingham's demand that a prayer of thanksgiving for Union triumphs be given in Episcopal churches in the District. (182-183)


  • Ernest B. Furgurson. Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War. New York: Alfred Knopf, 2004. View source information