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

Battle of Aquia Landing

 
 
Battle of Aquia Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, March 4, 2007
1. Battle of Aquia Landing Marker
Inscription. This gun emplacement participated in the first significant battle of the Civil War between the U.S. Navy and Batteries of the Rebel State on May 31 and June 1, 1861. Colonel William C. Bate of the Tennessee (Walker) Legion successfully manned four 3 inch rifled cannons from this position, inflicting some damage to the ships of the Potomac Flotilla. The attacking Federal Gunboats, under the command of John A. Ward, withdrew after the action, but continued to monitor the landing.

The presentation and restoration of this site is a project of the Rappahonnock Valley Civil War Round Table. This site & sign are protected under Virginia Penal Code 18.2-137.
 
Erected by Rappahonnock Valley Civil War Round Table.
 
Location. 38° 22.898′ N, 77° 19.153′ W. Marker is near Brooke, Virginia, in Stafford County. 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. Aquia Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Aquia Landing (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mason's Homestead (about 500 feet away); a different
Walker's Battery Gun Emplacement image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, March 4, 2007
2. Walker's Battery Gun Emplacement
marker also named Aquia Landing (about 700 feet away); Patawomeck Tribe Village (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Escape Route (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gateway to Freedom (approx. 0.6 miles away); Steamships, Stages and Slave Trade (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooke.
 
Regarding Battle of Aquia Landing. Access to this marker is from the “Aquia Landing - The Railroad” marker location.
 
Categories. War, 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 30 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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