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

The Daniel Bridge

 
 
The Daniel Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 23, 2013
1. The Daniel Bridge Marker
Inscription. The Daniel Bridge first appears in county records on a deed map dated 1837. The bridge had three sandstone piers, the remnants of which are still visible today and which likely supported a wood superstructure. The bridge likely took its name from Peter V. Daniel (1784-1860) who along with his wife, Lucy, owned land south of Accokeek Creek. Daniel was admitted to the VA bar in 1808. In 1818 he was elected President of the Council of State in served as Lieutenant Governor. He served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1841 until his death in 1860.
 
Erected 2013 by Friends of Stafford Civil War Sites.
 
Location. 38° 23.73′ N, 77° 24.209′ W. Marker is in Stafford, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker can be reached from Mount Hope Church Road (County Route 677) 1.2 miles west of Brooke Road (County Route 608). Touch for map. Located in 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. Union Eleventh Corps Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Batteries at Accokeek Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Potomac Church Road
The Daniel Bridge site on Accokeek Creek image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 23, 2013
2. The Daniel Bridge site on Accokeek Creek
(about 400 feet away); Eleventh Corps Encampment Area (about 500 feet away); Union Infantry Winter Camp (about 500 feet away); Quarrying the Stone (about 600 feet away); Union Army Winter Camp Remains (about 600 feet away); Sandstone Quarry (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stafford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Stafford Civil War Park. (Submitted on November 25, 2013.)
2. Friends of Stafford Civil War Sites. (Submitted on November 25, 2013.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsRoads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
The Daniel Bridge Sandstone Pier image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 23, 2013
3. The Daniel Bridge Sandstone Pier
The Daniel Bridge site on Accokeek Creek image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 23, 2013
4. The Daniel Bridge site on Accokeek Creek
Curdoroy road leading up to the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 5, 2013
5. Curdoroy road leading up to the marker.
This corduroy road was built over the original road bed leading to Daniel Bridge. The original logs making up the "curdoroy" been covered by dirt over the years and have been left covered to preserve them from decay.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   5. submitted on January 30, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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