Civil War Balloon OutpostDuring the Civil War, the prominent hilltop location of Pohick Church made it a target for occupation and vandalism, but it also served as an aeronautical center. On November 12, 1861, Union Gen. Samuel P. Heintzelman's 2nd Michigan Volunteers raided the church. One of those present, Lt. Charles B. Haydon, was outraged at the soldiers' looting of artifacts from George Washington's church: "They were all over it in less than 10 minutes tearing off the ornaments, splitting the woodwork and pews, knocking the brick to pieces & everything else they could get at."
|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||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 6:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 309297 N 4286780|
|Decimal Degrees||38.70911667, -77.19325000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 42.547', W 77° 11.595'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 42' 32.82" N, 77° 11' 35.70" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9301 Richmond Hwy, Lorton VA 22079, US|
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