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

Union Battery

 
 
Union Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 5, 2013
1. Union Battery Marker
Inscription. At 200 feet above sea level, this is the highest of the three batteries in this park. Its three-faced parapet allowed it to support other nearby batteries and encampments against attacks from multiple directions. Its very steep approaches would have been cleared of trees in 1863 and, combined with its well-preserved 182' of parapet and ditches, would have proved exceedingly difficult to attack from the Accokeek Valley. It is estimated to have held from four to five guns.
 
Erected 2013 by Friends of Stafford Civil War Sites.
 
Location. 38° 23.612′ N, 77° 24.387′ W. Marker is in Stafford, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on Mount Hope Church Road. Click for map. This marker is at Stop 4 of the recently opened (April 2013) Stafford Civil War Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Mount Hope Church Rd, Stafford VA 22554, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sandstone Quarry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quarrying the Stone (about 700 feet away); Union Army Double-Track Corduroy Road (about 800 feet away); 11th Corps Road (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Union Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 5, 2013
2. Union Battery Marker
a different marker also named Union Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); German-Americans and the Eleventh Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Eleventh Corps Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Potomac Church Road (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stafford.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Union Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 5, 2013
3. Union Battery Marker
The steepness of the slope can be seen in this photograph from one end of the parapet.
Union Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 5, 2013
4. Union Battery Marker
This historical markers is near Stop 4 in the Stafford Civil War Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 214 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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