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In this Federal census record Mary e Grimsley the widow of Awustine W Grimsley is listed as the head of household. In this record Mary's occupation is listed as farmer and the value of her real state is
$500 and the value of her personal state is…

In the 1860 Federal census record Agustine W Grimsley is listed as the head of household. In this year he is listed as a farmer, the value of his is real state is $800 and the value of his personal state is $200. This is the last census record were…

“Nathaniel Hanna, who lives near Frying Pan, Va., Fairfax Co., six miles from Drainesville, told me that Dr. Wm B. Day [52] and Coleman, while at the battle of Bull Run, cut off the head of a dead Union soldier, and C.W. Coleman stuck it on…

This is the page from the 1870s census record that lists Dr. William B. Day, his wife Emily, their children (Sarah, Roberta, Annie, William B. Jr.). This record also lists Dr. William B. Day's half-brother, Dr. John T. Day and his wife Elizabeth. Two…

This article lists the citizens of Dranesville that were arrested for the alleged murder of Union pickets at Lowe's Island. This article also mentions the alleged decapitation perpetrated by Dr. William B. Day on Union soldiers from the Battle of…

This map shows Dranesville (the residence of Dr. William B. Day), Sugarland Run (the river that runs alongside Lowe's Island, the location of the ambush of Union Pickets), the Bull Run Battlefield (where Dr. Day was said to have cut off heads of…

This is the transcription of a letter from Philip Carper (one of the men arrested with Dr. William B. Day for murdering Union Pickets at Lowe's Island) to his sister, Kate while he was being held at Old Capitol Prison. Mr. Carper warns his sister…

John B. Farr James Farr
John T. Day Wm B. Day
John Coleman Charles W. Coleman
Philip Carper R.H. Gunnell
John T…

Executive Order No. 2
In relation to
State Prisoners

War Department
Washington City, Feb. 27, 1862.

It is ordered, first,…

This is a current photo of the house in which Dr. William B. Day, his wife Emily, and their eight children used to live in what is now Herndon, VA.