Fairfield Inn ham and bean soup Civil War history

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On July 4th, 1863 the Confederate Army began that advance back to Virginia.  In doing so, they passed right in front of the historic Fairfield Inn.  Employees there fed hundreds of the soldiers ham and bean soup, a recipe that is still used today at the inn.  The front parlor of the inn was also used as a doctor’s office to treat wounded soldiers.

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