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White Oak in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

6th Corps Encampment

 
 
6th Corps Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 14, 2007
1. 6th Corps Encampment Marker
Inscription.
From
November 1862 to June 1863
the
6th Corps
of the
Army of the Potomac
were encamped
in the immediate area
of
White Oak Church

 
Location. 38° 18.04′ N, 77° 22.529′ W. Marker is in White Oak, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is at the intersection of White Oak Road (Virginia Route 218) and Newton Road on White Oak Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Oak Church (a few steps from this marker); Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gen. Hooker's Headquarters (approx. 2.4 miles away); Union Army Ninth Corps (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lincoln Review (approx. 3.1 miles away); Little Falls (approx. 3.2 miles away); Cavalry Review (approx. 3.3 miles away); Sherwood Forest (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
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6th Corps Encampment Marker and White Oak Civil War Museum image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 14, 2007
2. 6th Corps Encampment Marker and White Oak Civil War Museum
White Oak Civil War Museum - Stafford Research Center image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 14, 2007
3. White Oak Civil War Museum - Stafford Research Center
Note the cross bearing the numeral 6 on the stone. This is the badge of the 3rd Division, VI Corps, U.S.A., the Federal Attack Force in the Second Battle of Fredericksburg.
6th Corps Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 14, 2007
4. 6th Corps Encampment Marker
White Oak Museum also displays a reconstructed Union encampment, as seen in this photograph.
Artists conception of Union camp site. image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W.
5. Artists conception of Union camp site.
Artist John Hope painted this view of the Second Vermont Volunteers camp near White Oak Church. During the cold winter months, thousands died of disease. Most were buried in temporary cemeteries like the one that appears in the lower right foreground of the painting.
Drawing is from nearby Civil War Trails Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,244 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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