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Dumfries in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Troop Movements and Camp

 
 
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By Kevin White, August 24, 2007
1. Troop Movements and Camp Marker
Inscription.  Prince William militia opened a road nearby in preparation for the Yorktown Campaign of 1781. French and American cavalry, wagon trains, and cattle unable to use the ferry at Woodbridge, traveled this road, fording the river at Wolf Run Shoals on the way to Dumfries. The same road was used by Confederate and Union forces, and the 6th N.C. Infantry quartered near here during the winter of 1861–1862.
 
Erected 1976 by Prince William County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 19.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1781.
 
Location. 38° 36.078′ N, 77° 20.352′ W. Marker is in Dumfries, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Dumfries Road (Virginia Route 234) 0.2 miles east of Country Club Drive, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dumfries VA 22026, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By Kevin White, August 24, 2007
2. Troop Movements and Camp Marker
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within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Camp Fisher” Civil War Campsite (approx. ¼ mile away); Rippon Lodge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Williams Ordinary (approx. half a mile away); Potomac Path (approx. half a mile away); Cabin Branch Pyrite Mine (approx. half a mile away); Weems Botts Museum (approx. half a mile away); Alexander Henderson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Barnes House (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dumfries.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,217 times since then and 54 times this year. Last updated on February 7, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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