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

6th Corps Encampment

 
 
6th Corps Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionMilitaryWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1863.
 
Location. 38° 18.04′ N, 77° 22.529′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Stafford County. Memorial is at the intersection of White Oak Road (Virginia Route 218) and Newton Road on White Oak Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 993 White Oak Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); White Oak Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gen. Hooker's Headquarters (approx. 2.4 miles away);
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Union Army Ninth Corps (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lincoln Review (approx. 3.1 miles away); Little Falls (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
6th Corps Encampment Marker and White Oak Civil War Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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 was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,611 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 16, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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