St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Lappans, Maryland, dedicated two markers this past week.
According to the rector, the church was founded in 1849 by slaveholding families.
One commemorates the African-American slaves who were baptized, married and buried at the church.
The second marker recognizes the church’s use as a field hospital for soldiers wounded in the Civil War battles of Antietam and Gettysburg.
The church also made a video for the occasion, which details the history of the enslaved people who came through St. Mark’s. You can see it here, and it is moving beyond words.