Union Batteries at Accokeek Creek

Union Batteries at Accokeek Creek (HM1C2D)

Location: Stafford, VA 22554 Stafford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 23.687', W 77° 24.196'

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By late May 1863 Major-General Joseph Hooker, likely concerned over a possible attack to cut off or capture his supply depot at Aquia Landing, adjusted his lines. Four additional batteries were built in the 11th Corps area south of the Accokeek. This battery had two gun-shelves for artillery, 216 linear feet of parapet, a 56' long zig-zag trench and they blockhouse. The fortification with ideally positioned to repel a Confederate force should it attack the 11th Corps via the Potomac Church Road or bridge to the north.
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HM NumberHM1C2D
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Year Placed2013
Placed ByFriends of Stafford Civil War Sites
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 1:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 290121 N 4252353
Decimal Degrees38.39478333, -77.40326667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 23.687', W 77° 24.196'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 23' 41.22" N, 77° 24' 11.76" 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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