Historical Bruton Parish

The historic Bruton Parish Church in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia named for Bruton, Somersetshire, England is an incredibly beautiful and well-known as the church where many of the founding fathers of the US attended services.  It remains an active house of worship since its beginning in 1660. The church has been used as a hospital during two wars and has served three generations of worshippers. We have visited, toured, and photographed Bruton Parish and Colonial Williamsburg since our childhood and it has many historical treasures to photograph and rich history for history buffs.
JayJacy Photography for HDRCHIC

“Parish history dates to Middle Plantation in 1660 Among the men of the Revolution who attended Bruton Parish Church were Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Richard Henry Lee, George Wythe, Patrick Henry, and George Mason. But the building’s history, and that of its churchyard, goes back further in time. Dating from 1715, the present structure is the third in a series of Anglican houses of worship that began in 1660.”*

JayJacy Photography for HDRCHIC

To learn more about Bruton Parish Church, visit Bruton Parish Church at the History Channel and  Colonial Williamsburg .

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*Bruton Parish, The History Channel

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The Battle of Antietam in HDR

As lovers of  American History and our Civil War History, our photography travels have sent us all over the United States to capture those historical places and battlefield parks which were instrumental in the building of America.  In our university studies, we were intrigued by the American Civil War and set out to capture it in modern photography.   We have captured all of the major battlefield parks in the US in both film and digital as well as Civil War reenactments from those battles.*  These parks are not only beautiful, historical and sacred ground but offer amazing scenes for landscape photographers.  This is especially so at Antietam National Battlefield Park in Sharpsburg, Maryland.  The cherished time to photograph is the fall when breathtaking color abounds and the pastoral landscape is perfection.

“The Bloodiest One Day Battle in American History

“23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.”**


Slideshow:  Images by Jay&Jacy Photography, National Archives, Kern Collection

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Visit the Antietam National Battlefield Park for history, images, maps and to download their history .pdf.

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* Image shot w/Minolta SLR, film, slide scanned to digital, processed HDR from single image in Photomatix Pro, Efex Pro, texture overlay.

** Antietam National Battlefield Park

See our posts/images from Cedar Creek Battlefield Park & Reenactment; Abraham Lincoln and other battles under “Categories” in our Archives.