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Near Brooke in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Union Redoubt No. 3

Aquia Creek Landing Defenses, 1863

 
 
Union Redoubt No. 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, August 28, 2007
1. Union Redoubt No. 3 Marker
Inscription. On the ridge to the north stood the third of three large fortifications or redoubts built during February and March of 1863 by the Army of the Potomac. This redoubt protected Aquia Landing and the nearby camps of the Union 12th Corps. The fortification was square-shaped and designed for a garrison of 100 men. It was supported by four 3-inch guns. The actual site of redoubt No. 3 is currently marked with a large granite memorial erected in 2005.
 
Erected 2006 by FSCWS, SYG Associates Inc.
 
Location. 38° 22.423′ N, 77° 20.227′ W. Marker is near Brooke, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is at the intersection of Brooke Road (County Route 608) and Sentinel Ridge Road, on the left when traveling east on Brooke Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stafford VA 22554, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Redoubt # 3 (approx. ¼ mile away); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve / Virginia’s State Natural Area Preserves (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crow's Nest (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Union Redoubt No. 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, August 28, 2007
2. Union Redoubt No. 3 Marker
Brooke Road is to the right, Sentinel Ridge Rd crosses the picture to the left and up the ridge.
Union XIIth Corps Winter Camp (approx. 0.9 miles away); Redoubt # 2 (approx. one mile away); Mason's Homestead (approx. 1.1 miles away); Aquia Landing (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooke.
 
Also see . . .
1. Friends of Stafford Civil War Sites (FSCWS). Link is a powerpoint brief given to the Stafford County Supervisors by the FSCWS on. It is dated 2 August, 2005. (Submitted on August 28, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. Civil War History at Sentinel Ridge. Site Mapping and Test Excavation Report on the 12th Corps Infantry Campsite, Stafford County, Virginia. (Submitted on August 28, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

3. Union Redoubt # 3. Link takes you to the marker for the actual site of redoubt No. 3. (Submitted on August 31, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,352 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Markers for Redoubt #2 and the 12th Corps Encampment Area, when they are dedicated. • Can you help?
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