Aquia Creek

Cdr. James H. Ward, USN

Col. Daniel Ruggles, CSA



3 US gunboats



1 Confederate battery



There were about ten casualties.



Three Union naval vessels bombarded Confederate batteries near the mouth of Aquia Creek that were built to protect the northern terminus of the railroad to Richmond. Confederates feared a landing of troops, but this did not materialize. Results of the bombardment were inconclusive, although the batteries were later withdrawn.

Location: 
Stafford County, Virginia, United States
Outcome: 
Inconclusive
Campaign: 
Opening Probes in the East
Start Date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 1861
Start Year: 
1861
End Date: 
Saturday, June 1, 1861
End Year: 
1861
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