“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Brooke in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Union Redoubt # 3

Union Redoubt # 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, August 28, 2007
1. Union Redoubt # 3 Marker
Inscription. Established on this spot in February of 1863, by New York troops of the 12th Corps, 2nd Division, Army of the Potomac, Redoubt #3 was manned by up to 100 soldiers and supported by 4 rifled artillery pieces. It guarded the approaches to the Union Supply Depot at nearby Aquia Landing and the 12th Corps camps on the hills to the East during the winter of 1862-1863. Redoubt #3 was a square enclosure approximately 70' long and 12' high.
Erected 2005 by SYG Associates Inc.
Location. 38° 22.605′ N, 77° 20.111′ W. Marker is near Brooke, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on Sentinel Ridge Road north of Brooke Road (County Route 608). 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 walking distance of this marker. Union Redoubt No. 3 (approx. ¼ mile away); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve / Virginia’s State Natural Area Preserves (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crow's Nest (approx. half a mile away); Union XIIth Corps Winter Camp (approx. 0.6 miles away); Redoubt # 2
Union Redoubt # 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, August 28, 2007
2. Union Redoubt # 3 Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Mason's Homestead (approx. 0.9 miles away); Aquia Landing (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooke.
More about this marker. Monument is made out of Vermont Granite. The Star is 3 feet, 6 inches wide, and the base is 9 feet by 2 feet, 4 inches. Total Height is 6 feet, 10 inches.
Regarding Union Redoubt # 3. Remains of the redoubt were destroyed in 2005. Apparently the 70 foot long, 12 foot high redoubt surrounded by a moat and exterior gun positions was never found nor was any request made by Stafford County to preserve it. The developer stated that they “would have worked around the site had it known” prior to developing the site. Efforts to preserve what remained, and to identify the site as historical, identified that partnership with developers to save historically significant areas through citizen and developer cooperation. Stafford County now requires developers to survey the land in cooperation with historians and identify potential areas for future historical markers.
Also see . . .  Marker Dedication Ceremony. (Submitted on August 29, 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 1,586 times since then and 50 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.
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