Near Brooke in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Because of its location on the Potomac River and its proximity to Fredericksburg, Aquia Landing was destined to play an important role in the Civil War. It was the site of one of the warís earliest military engagements and became a major supply base for the Army of the Potomac in three separate campaigns.
To learn more about the 1861 military engagement at Aquia Landing, follow the trail to your right up the hill to the redoubt overlooking the landing. For more information about Aquia Landingís role as a supply base, walk down the road on your left, go through the park entrance gate, and continue one-half mile to the sign located at the end of the point.
Sidebar under the left picture: Aquia Landing was the Army of the Potomacís base of supply from November 1862 through June 1863. Supplies unloaded at the landing were sent by rail to Brooke Station, Falmouth Station and other points closer to the front. Confederates
Sidebar under the right picture: Locomotives carried men and supplies from Aquia Landing to the front and brought wounded soldiers to the rear. The Genl. Haupt, pictured here, was named in honor of Herman Haupt, who supervised construction and transportation of the Unionís military railroads.
Erected by Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 22.936′ N, 77° 19.251′ W. Marker is near Brooke, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on Brooke Road (County Route 608), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2846 Brooke Rd, Stafford VA 22554, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mason's Homestead (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Aquia Landing (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Aquia Landing (about 400 feet away); Battle of Aquia Landing (about 500 feet away); Patawomeck Tribe Village Steamships, Stages and Slave Trade (approx. 0.6 miles away); Early Escape Route (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gateway to Freedom (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooke.
Also see . . . Action at Acquia (sic) Creek - June 1, 1861. In the eyes of the press, Union flotillas were more successful than history records. (Submitted on August 29, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,038 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 29, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.