Battle of Aquia Landing

Battle of Aquia Landing (HMTJ)

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

N 38° 22.898', W 77° 19.153'

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This gun emplacement participated in the first significant battle of the Civil War between the U.S. Navy and Batteries of the Rebel State on May 31 and June 1, 1861. Colonel William C. Bate of the Tennessee (Walker) Legion successfully manned four 3 inch rifled cannons from this position, inflicting some damage to the ships of the Potomac Flotilla. The attacking Federal Gunboats, under the command of John A. Ward, withdrew after the action, but continued to monitor the landing.

The presentation and restoration of this site is a project of the Rappahonnock Valley Civil War Round Table.This site & sign are protected under Virginia Penal Code 18.2-137.
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HM NumberHMTJ
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Placed ByRappahonnock Valley Civil War Round Table
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 297425 N 4250705
Decimal Degrees38.38163333, -77.31921667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 22.898', W 77° 19.153'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 22' 53.88" N, 77° 19' 9.18" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 506 Pocohontas Ln, Stafford VA 22554, US
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