Alexandria in the Civil War"Alexandria is ours," declared Col. Orlando Wilcox of the 1st Michigan Vol. Inf. as his regiment captured the city on the morning of May 24, 1861. When Virginia's vote of secession became effective, Union forces immediately crossed the Potomac River and occupied the Virginia shore. Due to its strategic location on the Potomac River just south of Washington, D.C., Alexandria became a prime Union occupation target.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 9:24pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 320924 N 4297344|
|Decimal Degrees||38.80668333, -77.06235000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.401', W 77° 3.741'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 24.06" N, 77° 3' 44.46" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||703, 202|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5260-5274 MD-355, Alexandria VA 22301, US|
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