Brompton (Marye House) Fredericksburg
This home was built in 1824 by John L. Mayre, a businessman who had a hand in voting Virginia out of the Union. Before Fredericksburg became the scene of a Union offensive, Mayre fled from the area. The home was taken over and used as a Confederate headquarters and after the battle, it was used as a hospital. Mayre returned in 1862 and repaired the damage to the home. The home is currently privately owned and no tours are available.
Backstory and Context
After the battle, the house was left with lots of damage to the outside. The woodwork was torn to pieces and the brick was left with markings. In May of 1864, Brompton was used as a hospital when the Union and Confederate troops clashed just outside of Fredericksburg. There were hundreds of injured men inside and around Brompton. After the war, the bodies of these dead men were buried in the Fredericksburg National Cemetery. Marye was able to return to Brompton in 1862 and began repairing the house. After he died in 1868, the heirs sold the house to John G. Lane, who then sold it to Maurice B. Rowe who turned it into a dairy farm. Brompton is not open to the public but you may view it from the outside.