After the second Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) two wounded soldiers were taken into the Stone House which was serving as a hospital after the battle. One of these men was Private Eugene P. Geer of the 5ht New York Infantry. Private Geer was wounded on August 30, 1862 trying to hold back General Longstreet's forces back. At some point while he was in the stone house he carved his name on the floorboards in this room. You can see here he carved "E.P. Ge". Eugene Geer died of his wounds exactly one month later on September 30, 1862. He was 17.
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