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

Redoubt # 2

Aquia Landing Defenses

 
 
Redoubt # 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 8, 2015
1. Redoubt # 2 Marker
Inscription. Approximately seventy yards to the northeast of this sign on private property are the well preserved remains of Redoubt #2, the last surviving and largest of three built by the Union Army of the Potomac in February and March of 1863 to defend Aquia Landing from land attack. The Landing was a critical source of supplies for the Army of the Potomac during parts of 1862, 1863, and 1864. This redoubt guarded the old Stafford Court House Road. It could support 200 soldiers and two internally mounted 3-inch rifled cannons.
 
Erected 2013 by Friends of Stafford Civil War Sites.
 
Location. 38° 23.32′ N, 77° 20.297′ W. Marker is in Stafford, Virginia, in Stafford County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stafford VA 22554, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union XIIth Corps Winter Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Redoubt # 3 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Redoubt No. 2 / Fort No Name (approx. one mile away); Union Redoubt No. 3 (approx. one mile away); Mason's Homestead (approx. one mile away); Aquia Landing
Redoubt # 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 8, 2015
2. Redoubt # 2 Marker
The redoubt is to the right of the marker and beyond the tree line.
(approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Aquia Landing (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Aquia Landing (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stafford.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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