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

Union XIIth Corps Winter Camp

 
 
Union XIIth Corps Winter Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 27, 2010
1. Union XIIth Corps Winter Camp Marker
Inscription.  In the woods on this hill are the remains of a regimental-sized union infantry winter camp. A New York regiment of the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, most likely occupied this camp, the remains clearly visible and run in most cases in lines from the bottom to the top of the hill. The remains of hut sites dug into the ground by the camp’s occupants remain clearly visibleand run in most cases in lines from the bottom to the top of the hill. The site was preserved by Syg Associates Inc. and the Friends of Stafford Civil War Sites prior to construction of the Sentinel Ridge Subdivision in 2005.
 
Erected 2006 by FSCWS, Syg Associates Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 23.148′ N, 77° 19.966′ W. Marker is near Brooke, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is at the intersection of Brooke Crest Lane and Camp Geary Road, on the right when traveling north on Brooke Crest Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooke VA 22430, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Union XIIth Corps Winter Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 27, 2010
2. Union XIIth Corps Winter Camp Marker
distance of this marker. Redoubt # 2 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Redoubt # 3 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mason's Homestead (approx. 0.7 miles away); Aquia Landing (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Aquia Landing (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Aquia Landing (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Aquia Landing (approx. 0.8 miles away); Union Redoubt No. 3 (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooke.
 
Remains of hut sites on the hill behind the marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., February 6, 2011
3. Remains of hut sites on the hill behind the marker
A pit behind the marker, likely from a Civil War camp hut. Building a hut started with a cellar dug the full length and width, about two feet deep. Walls were often made from wood, mud, stone, brick and usually had a canvas roof.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 786 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 8, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3. submitted on February 6, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jul. 15, 2020