Workers renovating a very old church in West Virginia were astonished to find “graffiti” dating back to the 1860s. Preserved beneath layers of paint, the scrawl was believed to have been left by both Northern and Southern soldiers serving during the Civil War. According to the church’s bishop, W. Michie Klusemyer, the walls were totally bombed:

“It appears to be as high as people could reach,” Klusemyer said. “It’s down low. It’s up high. It’s just everywhere.”


In addition to writing sentiments, prayers, and slogans, there was also “drawings of pigs, flowers and even a woman being chased by a man with horns.” Plans are in place to preserve the age-old vandalism and the bishop is hoping that even more is uncovered. |The Journal|