Rev. Edward McGuire’s Obituary, Oct. 12, 1858

Quenzel writes of McGuire’s funeral:

“The funeral was held on Monday, October 11, with all of the church bells in Fredericksburg tolling and practically the entire
community attending “to testify to the general sorrow.” After the singing of an anthem and the reading of the Order for the
Burial of the Dead, by the Reverend Philip Slaughter, Bishop Johns delivered “an elegant eulogy.” The bishop, and speakers
and writers elsewhere, praised his “saintly” character, exemplary life and his leadership in the revival of the Episcopal church in
Spotsylvania and its neighboring counties. Attention was undoubtedly called to his officiating in all three Episcopal churches
on approximately the present site, and to the devotion of his unusually long ministry to St. George’s Parish. Bishop Otey
of Tennessee read the Committal and McGuire’s remains were laid in the grave close behind the church, ‘which during his life
was his delight, and now in death is his monument.'”