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

Union Battery

 
 
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By Kevin W., May 5, 2013
1. Union Battery Marker
Inscription. The largest and strongest battery in this park; this one contains nearly 300 linear feet of parapet 30 feet thick. The foundation of a large blockhouse also remains. The battery could have supported all three nearby batteries. Its blockhouse also protected the double-track army corduroy road, remains of which can be seen to its rear. The battery contains evidence of multiple gun embrasures and interior structures. its thick walls and large blockhouse indicate possible use of heavy caliber rifled guns from the artillery reserve.
 
Erected 2013 by Friends of Stafford Civil War Sites.
 
Location. 38° 23.513′ N, 77° 24.504′ W. Marker is in Stafford, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker can be reached from Mount Hope Church Road. Touch for map. This marker is at Stop 5 of the recently opened (April 2013) Stafford Civil War Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Mount Hope Church Rd, Stafford VA 22554, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. German-Americans and the Eleventh Corps (a few steps from this marker); Union Army Double-Track Corduroy Road (a few steps from this marker); 11th Corps Road (a few steps from
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By Kevin W., May 5, 2013
2. Union Battery Marker
this marker); a different marker also named Union Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sandstone Quarry (approx. mile away); Quarrying the Stone (approx. 0.3 miles away); Potomac Church Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Eleventh Corps Artillery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stafford.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Kevin W., May 5, 2013
3. Union Battery Marker
The area inside the battery. The parapet can be seen on the right.
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By Kevin W., May 5, 2013
4. Union Battery Marker
The battery's "moat," a ditch running on the outside of the parapet.
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By Kevin W., May 5, 2013
5. Union Battery Marker
The remains of the blockhouse foundation.
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By Kevin W., May 5, 2013
6. Union Battery Marker
There are four historical markers near Stop 5 in the Stafford Civil War Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2013, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 8, 2013, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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