Supply Base for the Union ArmyAquia Landing's location on the Potomac River, coupled with its access to the R.F.&P. Railroad, made it an important supply base for the Union army. Food, clothing and other equipment were shipped down the Potomac River, unloaded here, and sent to the front by train. Recognizing its potential importance to the Union Army, Confederate troops destroyed Aquia Landing in April 1862 and tore up the railroad tracks running between here and Fredericksburg. The Union Army immediately rebuilt these facilities but then foolishly destroyed them upon evacuating the area in September.
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|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||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 9:21am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 297720 N 4251594|
|Decimal Degrees||38.38970000, -77.31610000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 23.382', W 77° 18.966'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 23' 22.92" N, 77° 18' 57.96" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||540, 703, 202|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2899 Co Rd 608, Stafford VA 22554, US|
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