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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Stafford County, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Stafford County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Stafford County, VA (169) Caroline County, VA (60) Culpeper County, VA (106) Fauquier County, VA (109) Fredericksburg Ind. City, VA (393) King George County, VA (20) Prince William County, VA (517) Spotsylvania County, VA (383) Charles County, MD (142)  StaffordCounty(169) Stafford County (169)  CarolineCounty(60) Caroline County (60)  CulpeperCounty(106) Culpeper County (106)  FauquierCounty(109) Fauquier County (109)  (393) Fredericksburg (393)  KingGeorgeCounty(20) King George County (20)  PrinceWilliamCounty(517) Prince William County (517)  SpotsylvaniaCounty(383) Spotsylvania County (383)  CharlesCountyMaryland(142) Charles County (142)
Adjacent to Stafford County, Virginia
    Caroline County (60)
    Culpeper County (106)
    Fauquier County (109)
    Fredericksburg (393)
    King George County (20)
    Prince William County (517)
    Spotsylvania County (383)
    Charles County, Maryland (142)
 
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1Virginia (Stafford County), Berea — E-85 — Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2363
Here at Berea, during the Great Depression, was the site of Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2363. This camp, one of many in Virginia, was organized in 1935 and disbanded in 1940. During its existence, the company strung farm fences, planted . . . — Map (db m2217) HM
2Virginia (Stafford County), Berea — N-4 — Fredericksburg Campaign
Frustrated by the Army of the Potomac’s lack of progress, President Abraham Lincoln replaced army commander Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan with Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, who assumed command on 9 Nov. 1862. Within a week, he had the army marching . . . — Map (db m2216) HM
3Virginia (Stafford County), Berea — Hulls Memorial Baptist Church
Site of the Original Hulls Memorial Baptist Church Founded 1888 Erected 1897 — Map (db m4849) HM
4Virginia (Stafford County), Berea — Milton Snellings
Dedicated to the Memory of Milton Snellings General President 1916-1921 By the International Union of Operating Engineers Snellings 1870 - 1921 — Map (db m4842) HM
5Virginia (Stafford County), Berea — Original Bell of Hulls Memorial Baptist Church
This bell was taken from the Old Church Building and placed here by Elsie S. Truslow in memory of her husband Hansford Bryan Truslow 1896 - 1959 — Map (db m4858) HM
6Virginia (Stafford County), Berea — N-6 — The Mud March
In Jan. 1863, after the Federal defeat at the First Battle of Fredericksburg on 13 Dec., Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside sought to restore the army’s morale by crossing the Rappahannock River at Banks’s Ford two miles south and attacking the rear of . . . — Map (db m2215) HM
7Virginia (Stafford County), Brooke — Aquia LandingThe Railroad
The straight, level road you used to get here was once the bed of the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad. As its name implies, the railroad ran from Richmond, through Fredericksburg, to the Potomac River, ending here at Aquia landing. . . . — Map (db m2200) HM
8Virginia (Stafford County), Brooke — Aquia LandingNaval Engagement
Within weeks after Virginia seceded from the Union in the spring of 1861, state troops began fortifying Aquia Landing. One artillery battery was established on the waterfront while additional batteries, like this one, covered the landing from nearby . . . — Map (db m2201) HM
9Virginia (Stafford County), Brooke — Aquia LandingSupply Base for the Union Army
Aquia Landing’s location on the Potomac River, coupled with its access to the R.F.&P. Railroad, made it an important supply base for the Union army. Food, clothing and other equipment were shipped down the Potomac River, unloaded here, and sent to . . . — Map (db m3678) HM
10Virginia (Stafford County), Brooke — J-92 — Aquia Landing
The Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad was extended to its terminus here at Aquia Landing in 1846. By steamboat and railroad, travelers from Washington, D.C., to Richmond could complete in 9 hours a journey that took 38 hours by . . . — Map (db m3680) HM
11Virginia (Stafford County), Brooke — Battle of Aquia Landing
This gun emplacement participated in the first significant battle of the Civil War between the U.S. Navy and Batteries of the Rebel State on May 31 and June 1, 1861. Colonel William C. Bate of the Tennessee (Walker) Legion successfully manned four 3 . . . — Map (db m2249) HM
12Virginia (Stafford County), Brooke — Brooke, Virginia
In 1921, Jethro Kloss opened this Health Food Factory. It was on this site that he started writing “Back to Eden” the ground-breaking guide to herbal therapy. Jethro Kloss is considered by many to be the father of the organic health . . . — Map (db m2193) HM
13Virginia (Stafford County), Brooke — Union Redoubt # 3
Established on this spot in February of 1863, by New York troops of the 12th Corps, 2nd Division, Army of the Potomac, Redoubt #3 was manned by up to 100 soldiers and supported by 4 rifled artillery pieces. It guarded the approaches to the Union . . . — Map (db m2192) HM
14Virginia (Stafford County), Brooke — Union Redoubt No. 3Aquia Creek Landing Defenses, 1863
On the ridge to the north stood the third of three large fortifications or redoubts built during February and March of 1863 by the Army of the Potomac. This redoubt protected Aquia Landing and the nearby camps of the Union 12th Corps. The . . . — Map (db m2191) HM
15Virginia (Stafford County), Brooke — Union XIIth Corps Winter Camp
In the woods on this hill are the remains of a regimental-sized union infantry winter camp. A New York regiment of the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, most likely occupied this camp, the remains clearly visible and run in most cases in lines from the . . . — Map (db m39548) HM
16Virginia (Stafford County), Brookfield — N-34 — Gen. Hooker's Headquarters
Just northeast, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, commander of the Union Army of the Potomac, kept his headquarters, Jan. - June 1863, amid a vast city of tents and camps. It was here he rehabilitated he Union army after its catastrophic defeat in the First . . . — Map (db m9216) HM
17Virginia (Stafford County), Brookfield — Union Army Ninth Corps
In the winter of 1862-1863, following the Battle of Fredericksburg, Colonel Edward Harland’s Union brigade camped on this site. Six infantry regiments comprised the brigade: the 4th Rhode Island and the 8th, 11th, 15th, 16th and 21st Connecticut. . . . — Map (db m166485) HM
18Virginia (Stafford County), Chatham Heights — A “Picture of Desolation”
“ Tis a perfect picture of desolation, and a sad illustration of the ravages of war.”          —Newspaper correspondent, 1863 Union soldiers loll around Chatham in this February 1863 photograph. The scene here was . . . — Map (db m4655) HM
19Virginia (Stafford County), Chatham Heights — A Bloody CrossingThe Battle of Fredericksburg — Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park —
Church bells in Fredericksburg tolled 3 a.m. on December 11, 1862, as Union engineers wrestled pontoon boats toward the river's edge in front of you. They intended to use the boats to construct two of the six floating bridges that the Army of the . . . — Map (db m4725) HM
20Virginia (Stafford County), Chatham Heights — Between Battles
As the spring of 1863 brought green to the countryside and fish up the river, the legions of civil strife faced each other cheerfully across the Rappahannock. After the slaughter of Fredericksburg, the embattled brothers held off death for the time. . . . — Map (db m4726) HM
21Virginia (Stafford County), Chatham Heights — J-60 — Chatham
Here is Chatham, built about 1750 by William Fitzhugh. Here Robert E. Lee came to court his wife. In the battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862, the house was occupied by General Sumner. It was General Hooker’s headquarters for a time, 1863. — Map (db m1670) HM
22Virginia (Stafford County), Chatham Heights — Chatham
This expansive estate and its impressive Georgian dwelling have dominated Stafford Heights overlooking Fredericksburg for over two centuries. William Fitzhugh, a wealthy landowner from Virginia's Northern Neck, completed construction of his new . . . — Map (db m4719) HM
23Virginia (Stafford County), Chatham Heights — Chatham and the Civil War
The Civil War focused national attention on Chatham, which became known as the Lacy House after its wartime owner, J. Horace, Lacy. Federal troops first occupied Fredericksburg in the sping of 1862 and their commander, Maj. Gen. Irvin McDowell, was . . . — Map (db m4718) HM
24Virginia (Stafford County), Chatham Heights — E-45 — Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg was established in 1728 and named for Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales and eldest son of King George II. It served as the county seat of Spotsylvania County from 1732 to 1778 and was an important port during the colonial era. In his . . . — Map (db m2206) HM
25Virginia (Stafford County), Chatham Heights — Fredericksburg Campaign
Ambrose E. Burnside's Union army had found existing bridges destroyed, and now R. E. Lee's Confederates awaited attack on high ground beyond Fredericksburg. On December 11, 1862, the Union engineers shivered in the early morning as they broke a skim . . . — Map (db m4723) HM
26Virginia (Stafford County), Chatham Heights — Lincoln's Review
During the Civil War Chatham saw soldiers of both Northern and Southern armies come and go. The presence of Union troops this far south often attracted the attention of officials in Washington and this vicinity witnessed three reviews between 1862 . . . — Map (db m4717) HM
27Virginia (Stafford County), Chatham Heights — Pontoon BridgesThe Battle of Fredericksburg — Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park —
At Fredericksburg, the Union army crossed the Rappahannock River by means of temporary, floating bridges built upon pontoons. In front of you is a reconstructed section of such a bridge, built to eighty percent of its original size. More than . . . — Map (db m4724) HM
28Virginia (Stafford County), Chatham Heights — Union Soldiers View
Union soldiers and officers gazing upon Fredericksburg from this spot in 1862 saw many of the same landmarks visible today. The skyline of this peaceful river town, population 4,500 in 1860, is still dominated by the three steeples of City Hall and . . . — Map (db m4721) HM
29Virginia (Stafford County), Daffan — Potomac Creek Bridge“Beanpoles and Cornstalks”
The mounds of earth beside you and the stone blocks protruding from it are all that remain of the south abutment of a bridge that once carried the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad across Potomac Creek. During the first year of the Civil . . . — Map (db m2194) HM
30Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — "Lest We Forget"
In memory of those from Stafford County who served during the Civil War "Lest We Forget"Map (db m6800) HM
31Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — A Changed LandscapeFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The sketch below, done by a Union soldier, shows the landscape in front of you as it looked in 1863. During the Civil War, this was the rear of Chatham—a functional space unadorned with gardens or architectural finery. Union soldiers had . . . — Map (db m35387) HM
32Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — A Sad Duty to Perform
His second day of freedom, Former Slave John Washington wrote about seeing the “side-by-side” burial of seven Union soldiers April 19th, 1862, in Falmouth’s Union Church Cemetery. “The soldiers had a sad duty to . . . — Map (db m49673) HM
33Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — E-133 — Anthony Burns(1834 ~ 1862)
Anthony Burns was born into slavery in Stafford County. In 1854 Burns escaped from Richmond, where he had been hired out, to Boston. His owner demanded his return under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Burns' arrest on 24 May 1854 inspired . . . — Map (db m92728) HM
34Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Beleaguered TownFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Union soldiers and officers gazing upon Fredericksburg from this spot in 1862 saw many of the same landmarks visible today. The skyline of this peaceful river town, population 5,000 in 1860, is still dominated by the three steeples of City Hall . . . — Map (db m35390) HM
35Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church
Organized 1868 by Rev. York Johnson, an ex-slave, who with 27 others separated from White Oak Primitive Baptist Church. Rev. Johnson, assisted by The Freedmen Bureau, established a benevolent organization "The Union Branch of the True Vine" and . . . — Map (db m77354) HM
36Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Beyond the Big HouseFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Slaves did virtually all the work that kept Chatham worthy of its widespread reputation for productivity, elegance, and hospitality. Before the Civil War, it’s unlikely that white residents ever amounted to more than 20 percent of Chatham’s . . . — Map (db m35386) HM
37Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — BombardmentThe Battle of Fredericksburg — Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park —
When Confederate sharpshooters blocked his efforts to span the Rappahannock River with pontoon bridges, General Ambrose E. Burnside ordered his artillery to bombard the town. For eight hours more than one hundred cannon, some as large as the . . . — Map (db m35392) HM
38Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Caretaker CottageGari Melchers Home and Studio — Belmont —
From construction of the main house ca. 1880, until the end of the Civil War, life at Belmont was intertwined with the institution of slavery. An 1815 Falmouth property list shows that then resident Susannah Knox owned four slaves over age 12. . . . — Map (db m97372) HM
39Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — ChathamFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Chatham has watched quietly over Fredericksburg for almost 250 years—an imposing, 180-foot-long brick manor house once visible from much of town. It has witnessed great events and played host to important people. George Washington, Thomas . . . — Map (db m35385) HM
40Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Civil War Observation Balloon Site
This site, once part of the Phillips property and occupied by the Union Army in the winter of 1862-1863 became the launch site for Aeronaut Thaddeus Lowe reconnaissance balloons. The tethered balloon Eagle with General Edwin Sumner's staff officer, . . . — Map (db m76275) HM
41Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Conway House
Conway House was the home of Moncure Conway who freed himself from the dogmas of his culture and became an abolitionist. He is the only descendent of one of our nation’s Founding Fathers to actively lead escaping slaves to freedom, thereby . . . — Map (db m23147) HM
42Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Duff McDuff Green Memorial Park
The Green family was established in Virginia when Duff McFuff Green's great-great grandfather, Robert Green, settled in Orange County in 1710. Duff McDuff Green was born in Stafford county on 2 August 1832 to Capt. Duff Green and Elizabeth Ann Payne . . . — Map (db m76690) HM
43Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Falmouth
Approximately one mile east at the junction of U.S. Route 17 and U.S. Route 1 is the town of Falmouth, which was established at the falls of the Rappahannock River and incorporated in 1727. Although a small town, Falmouth was one of the most . . . — Map (db m48761) HM
44Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Falmouth Railroad StationStafford, Virginia
During the Civil War, a railroad station stood on this site. The station consisted of a warehouse, a platform, quartermaster tents, and several sidings. Trains arrived and departed on the hour traveling to and from Aquia Landing. The station . . . — Map (db m75944) HM
45Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military ParkNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania—this is the bloodiest landscape in North America. No place more vividly reflects the Civil War’s tragic cost in all its forms. A city bombarded, bloodied, and looted. Farms large . . . — Map (db m35378) HM
46Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Freedom Began HereTrail to Freedom
”The soldier assured me that I was now a free man…I never would be a slave no more.” - John Washington, a Fredericksburg slave ”Our camps are now flooded with negroes, with packs on their backs and bound for . . . — Map (db m32391) HM
47Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Gari Melchers Home and Studio"Belmont"
Overlooking the Falls of the Rappahannock River on a major 17th and 18th century trade route, this site became the setting for the artist's internationally acclaimed early 20th century paintings celebrating the lives and character of the citizens . . . — Map (db m77688) HM
48Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — E-47 — Historic Falmouth
Founded in 1727 as a trading center for the Northern Neck. Hunter’s iron works here were an objective in the Virginia campaign of 1781. The Army of the Potomac camped here from November, 1862 to June, 1863 and moved hence to Chancellorsville and . . . — Map (db m1671) HM
49Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Hobby School
In 1930, this 1880s log cabin was moved to its present location from the corner of Butler Road and Carter Street. The Falmouth historic community saved it with the help of noted architect Edward Donn, for they believed it was similar to the type of . . . — Map (db m49662) HM
50Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — E-116 — Hunter’s Iron Works
Located south of here on the Rappahannock River, stood Hunter’s Iron Works, founded by James Hunter and was in operation by the 1750s. With the outbreak of the American Revolution, the Rappahannock Forge there supplied the Continental army and navy . . . — Map (db m2729) HM
51Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — James HunterPatriot — 1721 - 1785 —
Owner of the famed Hunter Iron Works in Stafford County, which manufactured most of the camp utensils and weapons for the Virginia forces during the Revolutionary War. A true patriot, he received little, if any, compensation. — Map (db m32392) HM
52Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Magistrate’s Office
The Magistrate’s Office is the oldest existing municipal building in Stafford County. Originally built for the town of Falmouth, the structure has been used as a courthouse (magistrate’s office) and voting place. Traditionally referred to as the . . . — Map (db m2545) HM
53Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Moncure Conway House"As good [an] abolitionist as any of you!"
In the spring of 1862, a passing Union soldier was shot and wounded, allegedly by someone at this house. His enraged comrades broke down the door to ransack and burn the place, but one who had known Moncure Conway earlier recognized his portrait. . . . — Map (db m148080) HM
54Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — N-36 — Moncure Daniel Conway
Nearby to the northwest is the childhood home of renowned abolitionist, writer, and lecturer Moncure Daniel Conway (1832-1907). In 1838 his family moved into this Federal-style house. Conway graduated from Dickinson College in 1849 and Harvard . . . — Map (db m1676) HM
55Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — OlympiansStafford, Virginia
Three Stafford High graduates competed in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Jeff Rouse won a gold and a silver medal swimming. Mark Lenzi received a gold medal in diving. Conrad Adams was the captain of the U.S. Olympic Pentathlon Team. In . . . — Map (db m75946) HM
56Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — On this site in 1862...
Guard Duty in Falmouth: Eight members of Company "F" 2nd Regt. U.S. Sharpshooters pose for a photograph in front of the O'Bannon House on Caroline St. (current day Butler Road) in Falmouth, Virginia, about May or June of 1862. They are . . . — Map (db m36873) HM
57Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Shelton Cottage
This cottage is an example of an 18th century working man's home and was named for the family that owned it for several generations. A unique feature of the cottage is a central fireplace, more commonly seen in New England. — Map (db m76276) HM
58Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Sow...Tend...HarvestFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
For most of its existence, Chatham had an unchanging rhythm: sow, tend, and harvest, each according to the crop. Most of Chatham's enslaved residents lived out their lives to this seasonal cadence, year after year. More than 50 enslaved . . . — Map (db m148079) HM
59Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Sow…Tend…HarvestFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
For most of its existence, Chatham had an unchanging rhythm: sow, tend, and harvest, each according to the crop. Most of Chatham’s slaves lived out their lives to this seasonal cadence, year after year. More than 50 enslaved workers—sometimes . . . — Map (db m35389) HM
60Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — The Forlorn Hope
“A group of soldiers detached from the main group for a very dangerous mission.” On December 11, 1862, from the north side of the Rappahannock River in Stafford County, the 7th Michigan Infantry led an amphibious assault . . . — Map (db m23146) HM
61Virginia (Stafford County), Falmouth — Welcome To Our TrailsGari Melchers Home and Studio — Belmont —
The trails at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont fulfill the wishes of Corinne Melchers, who hoped visitors could someday walk the estate’s beautiful woods and riverside setting. One-and-a-half miles of paths cover a varied terrain to the . . . — Map (db m97375) HM
62Virginia (Stafford County), Ferry Farm — J-102 — Creek Delegation in Fredericksburg
In July 1790 a delegation of Creek Indians from Georgia, headed by Muskogee leader Alexander McGillivray, made their temporary headquarters nearby on their way to New York City. President George Washington invited them to treaty negotiations to . . . — Map (db m1673) HM
63Virginia (Stafford County), Ferry Farm — George Washington Boyhood Home Site
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of AmericaKnown as Ferry Far, the primary home of George Washington from 1738-1754, this site is . . . — Map (db m14414) HM
64Virginia (Stafford County), Ferry Farm — J-61 — George Washington’s Childhood Home
The Washington family moved to a plantation here in 1738 when George Washington was six years old. Along with his three brothers and sister, young Washington spent most of his early life here, where, according to popular fable, he cut down his . . . — Map (db m1708) HM
65Virginia (Stafford County), Ferry Farm — The Civil War at Ferry Farm
George Washington's Ferry Farm, seen here from the opposite side of the river, was in the middle of the Union lines during the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862. On December 11th Union engineers began building a pontoon bridge at the ferry . . . — Map (db m14458) HM
66Virginia (Stafford County), Ferry Farm — The Ferries
The Washington plantation was located at one of the main river crossings. A ferry was established in 1726 a few hundred yards downstream from here. This ferry was the setting for one of the most enduring stories about Washington's childhood. In his . . . — Map (db m14457) HM
67Virginia (Stafford County), Ferry Farm — The Washington Plantation
The Washington plantation consisted of two farms: the Home House Farm, where the family lived, and a quarter, (outlying farm) located to the east. The main crops were corn, wheat, and tobacco. The plantation complex included the Washington house, a . . . — Map (db m14455) HM
68Virginia (Stafford County), Fredericksburg — Camp PitcherHistory at Leeland Station
Following its defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862, the Union Army of the Potomac went into winter quarters in Stafford County. Here at Bell-Air (the nearly 400-acre estate of Abraham Primmer, which the Leeland Station community . . . — Map (db m33406) HM
69Virginia (Stafford County), Fredericksburg — J-93 — Little Falls
On 11 December 1862, Union engineers began the construction of pontoon bridges here so the army could cross the Rappahannock River to Fredericksburg. They began in the morning, hidden by fog. Soon the fog lifted, however, and Confederate . . . — Map (db m1674) HM
70Virginia (Stafford County), Fredericksburg — Mud March
In early January 1863, General Ambrose E. Burnside strategized to out-flank Confederate forces by crossing the Rappahannock at Bank’s Ford, well upstream of Fredericksburg. His advance was brought to an abrupt halt when a vicious winter storm . . . — Map (db m66251) HM
71Virginia (Stafford County), Fredericksburg — War Balloons
During the Civil War, both the Union and Confederate armies performed reconnaissance while suspended from Hot Air Balloons. The Union Army’s use of balloons began in the summer of 1861. After observing civilian balloonist Thaddeus Lowe float in a . . . — Map (db m66253) HM
72Virginia (Stafford County), Garrisonville — Ebenezer Cemetery
(Left Gate Structure) Ebenezer Cemetery This gate was donated by those below in loving memory of family and friends buried here. Billy & Mary Ann Gallahan, Jack Garrison, Russell & Barbara Decatur, James T Edwards, Kenneth & Darlene . . . — Map (db m2553) HM
73Virginia (Stafford County), Garrisonville — Shiloh Old Site Baptist Church
Established in 1870 by purchasing one acre of land from E. G. Phillip for $1.00. The first Pastor, Reverend Horace Crutcher, served as pastor for 38 years. The first church was bush harbor, the second a log building. In 1894 a frame structure was . . . — Map (db m78364) HM
74Virginia (Stafford County), Hartwood — N-5 — Cavalry Affairs
Near here Wade Hampton with a small cavalry force surprised and captured 5 officers and 87 men of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, November 28, 1862. At that time Burnside was moving toward Fredericksburg. On February 25, 1863, Fitz Lee, on a . . . — Map (db m2355) HM
75Virginia (Stafford County), Hartwood — E-17 — Gold Mining in Stafford County
Near here are located ten of the nineteenth century gold mines of Stafford County. The best-known were the Eagle, Rattlesnake (Horse Pen), Lee, New Hope, and Monroe mines. The Eagle Gold Mining Company, Rappahannock Gold Mine Company of New York, . . . — Map (db m2239) HM
76Virginia (Stafford County), Hartwood — Hartwood Presbyterian ChurchThe Writing on the Wall
This is Hartwood Presbyterian Church, which Federal troops occupied during the Civil War. They removed and burned all the woodwork, leaving only the bare plaster walls. On November 24, 1862, Capt. George Johnson, 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry, arrived . . . — Map (db m19718) HM
77Virginia (Stafford County), Hartwood — E-126/129 — Hartwood Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Organized in June 1825 by the Winchester Presbytery as Yellow Chapel Church, the brick church was constructed between 1857 and 1859. It became Hartwood Presbyterian Church in 1868. During the Civil War an engagement took place here on 25 Feb. 1863. . . . — Map (db m122067) HM
78Virginia (Stafford County), Leeland — History at Leeland StationBelle Air
Near this spot stood Belle Air, a prominent Stafford County landmark and home of the Fitzhugh and Primmer families. John Fitzhugh first constructed a house here in the mid-eighteenth century, but by 1854, when the property was sold to Abram Primmer, . . . — Map (db m5062) HM
79Virginia (Stafford County), Leeland — Land for God's Work
Placed here in recognition of Don and Jane Greenawalt's Donation of this Land for God's Work — Map (db m5059) HM
80Virginia (Stafford County), Little Falls — E-138 — Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest, also known as the Fitzhugh House, was built just northeast of here in the first half of the 19th century. During the Civil War, Union forces used the property as communications center and observation post most notably in . . . — Map (db m97812) HM
81Virginia (Stafford County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — 10th Special Basic Class
In Memory of these brave Marine Lieutenants of the 10th Special Basic Class who trained here from September 1951 – February 1952. They gallantly gave their lives for their country and Corps during the Korean conflict.      John L. . . . — Map (db m2912) WM
82Virginia (Stafford County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — 13th Special Basic Course (1952)
The 13th Special Basic Course (1952) has erected this monument to honor its members who were killed in the Korean War and to remind those who follow us into the ranks of Marine Corps Officers of their awesome responsibility to our Country, the . . . — Map (db m2852) WM
83Virginia (Stafford County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — 5th Special Basic Class
(obverse) This monument is dedicated to the 5th Special Basic Class comprised entirely of Marines from the ranks and the first to be based at Camp Barrett 26 May 1951 – 8 September 1951 (reverse) Buried under this . . . — Map (db m2857) WM
84Virginia (Stafford County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — 6th Marine Division Medal of Honor Recipients
Okinawa Semper Fidelis Dedicated to the 6th Marine Division Medal of Honor Recipients      Corporal      Richard E. Bush,                U.S.M.C.      Major           Henry A. Courtney,   Jr.,    U.S.M.C.      Corporal       James . . . — Map (db m2849) WM
85Virginia (Stafford County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — 9th Special Basic Class
In Memory of these Courageous Marine Lieutenants of the 9th Special Basic Class who trained here from July 1951 – December 1951. They gallantly gave their lives for their Corps and their Country. Glen Allen James M. Laramore . . . — Map (db m2911) WM
86Virginia (Stafford County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — Captured Iraqi T-69 Tank
Dedicated to the enlisted Marines of The Basic School past and present. You have inspired countless legions of newly commissioned officers. — Map (db m3050) WM
87Virginia (Stafford County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — F/A – 18A HornetBureau Number 161970
Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, members of Marine Fighter attack Squadron 321 reported to Andrews Air Base to prepare for their role in defense of Washington D.C. On the morning of September 12th, the squadron Commanding Officer, LtCol . . . — Map (db m2836) HM
88Virginia (Stafford County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — First Special Basic Class
We honor the memory of our classmates of the First Special Basic Class who trained here October – December 1950 and who gave their lives for Corps and Country.      Felix W. Goudelock                       Feb. 2, 1951 . . . — Map (db m2853) WM
89Virginia (Stafford County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — Heywood Hall
Charles Heywood Major General United States Marine Corps Commandant of the Marine Corps 1891–1903 Recognizing the need for Education of Newly Commissioned Officers, he established the School of Application, Marine Barracks . . . — Map (db m2546) HM
90Virginia (Stafford County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — Mitchell Hall
Named in Honor of 1st Lt Frank N. Mitchell Platoon Leader, A/1/7 Awarded the Medal of Honor (posthumously) for action against enemy forces in Korea on 26 November 1950. While on patrol and suddenly receiving fire at point blank range, 1st . . . — Map (db m2547) HM WM
91Virginia (Stafford County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — Murphy Demolition Range
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92Virginia (Stafford County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — Quantico Marine Athletes of the Sixties
This monument is donated by the Quantico Marine Athletes of the Sixties in honor of their teammates who gave their lives in Vietnam      2LT Tyrone S. Pannell             Nov. 30, 1965      2Lt John B. Capel                     May 12, 1966 . . . — Map (db m2855) WM
93Virginia (Stafford County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — Raider Hall
Marine Corps Martial Arts Center of Excellence One Mind Any Weapon Raider Hall is dedicated to all the Marine Raiders who fought and died in WWII, and embodied the physical, mental, and character discipline, which we hope to imbue in all . . . — Map (db m3054) WM
94Virginia (Stafford County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — Ray Hall
Hospital Corpsman Second Class David R. Ray, U.S. Navy Awarded the Medal of Honor (posthumously) for combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 19 March 1969 while serving with Battery D, Second Battalion, . . . — Map (db m3056) WM
95Virginia (Stafford County), Quantico Marine Corps Base — William Groom Leftwich, Jr.
William Groom Leftwich, Jr. Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Marine Corps Born Memphis, Tennessee, 28 April 1931 Graduated U. S. Naval Academy 5 June 1953 Killed in Action, Vietnam, 18 November 1970 Remembered for his Leadership, Tactical . . . — Map (db m2512) WM
96Virginia (Stafford County), Ramoth — Ramoth Memorial Gardens
Given to the Glory of God by Marion L. Sterne March 26, 1995 Marker donated by Carroll MemorialsMap (db m3411) HM
97Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — 11th Corps Road
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 . . . — Map (db m65213) HM
98Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — E-49 — Accokeek Iron Furnace
The Principio Company constructed the Accokeek Iron Furnace nearby about 1726 on land leased from Augustine Washington (father of George Washington), who became a partner. After Washington’s death in 1743, his son Lawrence inherited his interest in . . . — Map (db m2261) HM
99Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — E-90 — Aquia Church
Here is Aquia Church, the church of Overwharton Parish, formed before 1680 by the division of Potomac Parish. It was built in 1757, on the site of an earlier church, in the rectorship of Reverend John Moncure, who was the parish minister from 1738 . . . — Map (db m7642) HM
100Virginia (Stafford County), Stafford — Aquia Landing
Aquia Landing was a significant gateway for enslaved people seeking freedom, including William and Ellen Craft, Henry “Box” Brown, and John Washington. Aquia Landing was the RF&P Railroad terminus from 1842-1872, and the only direct . . . — Map (db m75940) HM

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