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In Virginia, Confederate forces abandon Acqui Creek Landing, firing the wharves as they leave

Aquia Creek Landing, Virginia, February 1863, zoomable image
03/18/1862
A Confederate withdrawal from Aquia Creek had been underway for some time in stages and was now completed.  The wharves and many buildings in the town were fired as the last troops left.  Union forces quickly occupied the important northern Virginia ferry hub and it became an important transporteation center for the remainder of the war.  (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: 63.

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