If you're visiting Old Town Alexandria, Christ Church is a must see. one of the oldest churches in Alexandria City, Christ Church was the place were George Washington worshiped: he "owned" the first pew. Other fathers and leaders of a young United States, such as Harry "Lighthorse" Lee and Robert E. Lee were also congregants.
The cemetary outside the Church is the final resting place of over 700 people, most of whom the identities are lost to history. Most significantly, the cemetary is the resting place to 34 Confederate soldiers buried in a single grave. These soldiers were dis-interred from Alexandria National Cemetary and re-interred at Christ Church. It was believed inappropriate to have Confederate soliders buried in the same place as Union soldiers.
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