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Dumfries, an important Potomac River port chartered in 1749, became strategically significant in the autumn of 1861 when Confederate forces built batteries along the Potomac River nearby to blockade Washington, D.C. Gen. William H.C. Whiting, comm…
Erected byThe Prince William CountyHistorical Commissionin observance of theAmerican Independance Bicentennial1976
Weems-Botts HouseDumfries, VirginiaMarked by Bill of Rights Chapter, NSDAROctober 6, 1996 Also on the house: This Property has beenplaced on theNational Registerof Historic Placesby the United StatesDepartment of the Interior
Dumfries - 1760-1822. Forty yards southerly of this spot stood the third court house of Prince William County. The brick in this monument came from the foundation of this old court house, and was donated present owners of said court house lot.
On 26 December 1862, Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuard led 1,800 cavalry out of Fredericksburg on his third and last major raid. Stuart divided his column and on 27 December launched a two-pronged attack on Dumfries, a major Union supply base. The garriso…