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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Brooke, Virginia
Location of Brooke, Virginia
► Stafford County (198) ► Caroline County (60) ► Culpeper County (145) ► Fauquier County (112) ► Fredericksburg (393) ► King George County (20) ► Prince William County (621) ► Spotsylvania County (389) ► Charles County, Maryland (142)
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|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|