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

Redoubt No. 2 / Fort No Name

Federal Defenses of Aquia Creek Landing

 
 
Redoubt No. 2 / Fort No Name Marker image. Click for full size.
July 10, 2012
1. Redoubt No. 2 / Fort No Name Marker
Inscription.  
Twelfth Corps / Army of the Potomac, USA
Stafford County, Virginia
Circa 1863
National Historic Registry
February 2006
Virginia Historic Registry
DHR # 089-5057/44ST0082

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is February 2006.
 
Location. 38° 23.599′ N, 77° 21.349′ W. Marker is near Stafford, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on Old Fort Lane, 0.1 miles south of Courthouse Road (State Route 630), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stafford VA 22554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Redoubt # 2 (approx. one mile away); Union XIIth Corps Winter Camp (approx. 1.4 miles away); Union Redoubt # 3 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Union Redoubt No. 3 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mt. Hope Baptist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Palmer Hayden (approx. 1.9 miles away); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake
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(approx. 2 miles away); Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve / Virginia’s State Natural Area Preserves (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stafford.
 
Also see . . .  Historical Research into Redoubt No. 2/Fort No Name. Provided to the Historical Marker database courtesy of Dr. Mountz. For more information, Dr. Mountz has provided an email address on the cover page. (Submitted on July 22, 2012.) 
 
Redoubt No. 2 / Fort No Name Marker image. Click for full size.
July 10, 2012
2. Redoubt No. 2 / Fort No Name Marker
Marker is on the center hut.
Redoubt No. 2 / Fort No Name Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, January 12, 2022
3. Redoubt No. 2 / Fort No Name Marker
Marker can be seen on one of the reconstructed camp huts.
Entrance to the Redoubt image. Click for full size.
July 10, 2012
4. Entrance to the Redoubt
Ramp is not representative of the original fort. It is there to make the fort accessible to the handicapped.
Redoubt No. 2 / Fort No Name image. Click for full size.
July 10, 2012
5. Redoubt No. 2 / Fort No Name
Reconstructed artillery platform on the left. The remains of the fort's powder bunker is at the base of the tree.
Redoubt No. 2 / Fort No Name image. Click for full size.
July 10, 2012
6. Redoubt No. 2 / Fort No Name
Redoubt No. 2 / Fort No Name Interior image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, January 12, 2022
7. Redoubt No. 2 / Fort No Name Interior
This corner of the redoubt is believed to have contained a powder magazine.
Overhead picture of Redoubt No. 2 image. Click for full size.
8. Overhead picture of Redoubt No. 2
Copy of Civil War era engineering drawing of the three redoubts in the Aquia area. image. Click for full size.
9. Copy of Civil War era engineering drawing of the three redoubts in the Aquia area.
Redoubt No. 2 / Fort No Name Marker image. Click for full size.
July 10, 2012
10. Redoubt No. 2 / Fort No Name Marker
Reconstructed hut, typical of that constructed by both Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2012. This page has been viewed 906 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2012.   3. submitted on May 23, 2022, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   4, 5, 6. submitted on July 10, 2012.   7. submitted on May 23, 2022, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   8, 9, 10. submitted on July 10, 2012. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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