Union Infantry Winter Camp

Union Infantry Winter Camp (HM18AA)

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

N 38° 23.693', W 77° 24.107'

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These woods contain remains of hut sites, chimneys and defenses of a large Army of the Potomac winter camp, soldiers of the 11th Corps 1st and 3rd Divisions moved to this area from Belle Plain and Stafford Courthouse in late Feb/early Mar, 1863, in camps like this throughout Stafford 135,000 plus soldiers in 8 Corps recovered from the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Mud March and and Chancellorsville, many called these camps their "Valley Forge," NY, OH, CT, PA, IL and WI units camped in or near this park. Over 3,500 Union soldiers that died and were buried around the Stafford Camps were moved to National Cemeteries 1866-1870.
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HM NumberHM18AA
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Year Placed2013
Placed ByFriends of Stafford Civil War Sites
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 2:25am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 290251 N 4252360
Decimal Degrees38.39488333, -77.40178333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 23.693', W 77° 24.107'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 23' 41.58" N, 77° 24' 6.42" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 143 Dishpan Ln, Stafford VA 22554, US
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