Confederate OccupationConfederate Col. Wade Hampton's South Carolina Legion appropriated Bacon Race Church as a field hospital in mid-August 1861 and named the site "Camp Griffin" for Hampton's subordinate, Lt. Col. James B. Griffin. The unit broke camp on September 20 to support Confederate batteries along the Potomac River, but left the sick to convalesce; several died. The Legion returned on October 19, and named the new camp for Maj. Matthew C. Butler. Early in December, the Legion went into winter quarters near Occoquan.
|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||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 3:36am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 294483 N 4285183|
|Decimal Degrees||38.69141667, -77.36301667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 41.485', W 77° 21.781'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 41' 29.10" N, 77° 21' 46.86" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 401-499 State Rte 610, Woodbridge VA 22192, US|
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