Freestone Point Confederate Battery (NRIS 89001059)

Address: At Potomac River off VA 610 in Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge, Virginia. County/parish: Prince William.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places August 18, 1989.

Part of Civil War Properties in Prince William County MPS (NRIS 64500679).

Also known as:

  • DHL No. 76-264

From Wikipedia:

Freestone Point Confederate Battery
Freestone Point Confederate Battery is a historic American Civil War gun emplacement located at Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge, Prince William County, Virginia. The battery has four individual gun emplacements, which are fairly simple in configuration. All are formed by a large, deep, rectangular depression with high earthen berms built up on the north and south side of each depression. Three of the batteries are located on the cliff about 90 feet above the Potomac River. For five months, from October 1861 to March 1862, the batteries contributed to the Confederate military's success in blockading the Potomac River.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. (read more...)

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