Naval EngagementWithin weeks after Virginia seceded from the Union in the spring of 1861, state troops began fortifying Aquia Landing. One artillery battery was established on the waterfront while additional batteries, like this one, covered the landing from nearby hills. These guns posed a threat to Union shipping in the Potomac River, prompting Commander James H. Ward of the United States Navy to take steps to eliminate them.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 4:07am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 297405 N 4250719|
|Decimal Degrees||38.38175000, -77.31945000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 22.905', W 77° 19.167'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 22' 54.30" N, 77° 19' 10.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||540, 703, 202|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2806 Pocohontas Ln, Stafford VA 22554, US|
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