Union Battery

Union Battery (HM18C0)

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

N 38° 23.612', W 77° 24.387'

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At 200 feet above sea level, this is the highest of the three batteries in this park. Its three-faced parapet allowed it to support other nearby batteries and encampments against attacks from multiple directions. Its very steep approaches would have been cleared of trees in 1863 and, combined with its well-preserved 182' of parapet and ditches, would have proved exceedingly difficult to attack from the Accokeek Valley. It is estimated to have held from four to five guns.
HM NumberHM18C0
Year Placed2013
Placed ByFriends of Stafford Civil War Sites
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 6:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 289839 N 4252221
Decimal Degrees38.39353333, -77.40645000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 23.612', W 77° 24.387'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 23' 36.72" N, 77° 24' 23.22" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25 Wyncotte Ln, Stafford VA 22554, US
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