Many know that Charles Washington, a Colonel among the Spotsylvania Committee for Safety, was the original owner of the house that later became the Rising Sun Tavern in the 1790s.  Few know the distinguished military service of the other men who came to own, live in, or operate the building that stands today. George Augustine Washington, Larkin Smith, Gustavus B. Wallace, John Frazer, James Fisher, John Harvey, and Joseph Verone were their names.

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