Aquia Landing

Aquia Landing (HM1UY)

Location: Stafford, VA 22554 Stafford County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 23.001', W 77° 19.205'

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The Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad was extended to its terminus here at Aquia Landing in 1846. By steamboat and railroad, travelers from Washington, D.C., to Richmond could complete in 9 hours a journey that took 38 hours by stagecoach. In May-June 1861, Confederate batteries at Aquia Landing exchanged fire with Union gunboats. The first use of nautical mines ("torpedoes") in the war occurred here on 7 July 1861 against the U.S.S. Pawnee. After the Confederates abandoned the site in 1862, the Union army built new wharves and storage buildings for supplies. The army burned them in 1863, when it pursued the Confederate army into Pennsylvania. The railroad was extended across Aquia Creek in 1872.
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HM NumberHM1UY
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Marker NumberJ-92
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 9:25pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 297355 N 4250898
Decimal Degrees38.38335000, -77.32008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 23.001', W 77° 19.205'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 23' 0.06" N, 77° 19' 12.30" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2824-2876 Co Rd 608, Stafford VA 22554, US
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