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Woodbridge in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Military Operations

 
 
Military Operations Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 29, 2007
1. Military Operations Marker
Inscription. Preparatory to the Battle of Yorktown (c.†1781) General Washington ordered a troop road cut through this area to move American and French forces via the ford on the Occoquan River at Wolf Run Shoals. The road was again used during the Civil War for military purposes. Bacon Race Church (c. 1845) served as a supply depot for Wade Hamptonís Confederate Brigade. Several Confederate Regiments were camped in the vicinity to support blockade operations along the Potomac River during the winter of 1861–1862.
 
Erected 1979 by Prince William County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 32.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Prince William County Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 41.499′ N, 77° 21.778′ W. Marker is in Woodbridge, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is at the intersection of Davis Ford Road (Virginia Route 694) and Bacon Race Road, on the right when traveling north on Davis Ford Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbridge VA 22192, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bacon Race Church and Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Bacon Race Church
"Military Operations" and "Bacon Race Church and Cemetery" Markers image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 29, 2007
2. "Military Operations" and "Bacon Race Church and Cemetery" Markers
(within shouting distance of this marker); Oak Grove - Bacon Race Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); World Trade Center Monument (approx. one mile away); Freedom Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); 9/11 Liberty Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Roll of Honor (approx. 1.1 miles away); Washington ~ Rochambeau Wagon Route (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodbridge.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,788 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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