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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 36.078′ N, 77° 20.352′ W. Marker is in Dumfries, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Dumfries Road (County 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Camp Fisher” Civil War Campsite (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rippon Lodge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Williams Ordinary (approx. half a mile away); Potomac Path
Troop Movements and Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, August 24, 2007
2. Troop Movements and Camp Marker
(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); a different marker also named “Camp Fisher” Civil War Campsite (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dumfries.
 
Also see . . .
1. Montclair Commemorative Marker for Camp Fisher (NC). (Submitted on August 25, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. 6th North Carolina Civil War Campsite “Camp Fisher”. (Submitted on August 25, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable EventsRoads & VehiclesWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,929 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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