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

11th Corps Road

 
 
11th Corps Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 5, 2013
1. 11th Corps Road Marker
Inscription. On 15 Feb 1863 Major-General Joseph Hooker directed that the road passing about one mile to the west of Brooke's Station and leading to Stafford Court House be put in condition to be practicable for artillery at all times, corduroying it where necessary with material of sufficient length to form a double-track roadway. A large segment of that road built by Union 11th Corps soldiers and engineers can be seen behind this sign. Nearly 150 years later, the VA Army National Guard's 276th Engineer Battalion and VA Air National Guard's 203rd Red Horse Squadron built and paved this park's roads.
 
Erected 2013 by Friends of Stafford Civil War Sites.
 
Location. 38° 23.522′ N, 77° 24.514′ 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); Union Battery
11th Corps Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 5, 2013
2. 11th Corps Road Marker
(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Union Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sandstone Quarry (approx. mile away); Quarrying the Stone (approx. mile 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
 
11th Corps Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 5, 2013
3. 11th Corps Road Marker
A portion of the corduroy road can be seen here, as mentioned on the marker.
Union Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 5, 2013
4. 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 316 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2013, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on May 8, 2013, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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