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Union naval units bombard remaining Confederate installations along Aquia Creek in northern Virginia

Civil War at Sea Topic Image, Crew members of the USS Pawnee
03/15/1862
United State Navy vessels carried out harassing action against the Confederate batteries defending Aquia Creek Landing, an important ferry hub in northern Virginia on a tributary of the Potomac. The Confederate command had already decided to abandon the port and had been withdrawing its garrison and their batteries.  All day, the U.S.S. Yankee, U.S.S. Anacostia, and U.S.S. Island Belle, shelled shore positions.  Little damage was observed and no Union ship was hit.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1862), IV: 61. 

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