Battle of Cockpit Point

Battle of Cockpit Point

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Battle of Cockpit Point, also known as Batteries at Evansport, the Battle of Freestone Point, or the Battle of Shipping Point, took place on January 3, 1862, in Prince William County, Virginia, as part of the blockade of the Potomac River during the American Civil War. After victory at First Bull Run, the Confederate States Army (CSA) established a defensive line from Centreville along the Occoquan River to the Potomac River. The Confederates used the Potomac's banks as gun positions to halt Union traffic on the river, protecting Manassas Junction to the west and Fredericksburg to the south and to close the Potomac River to shipping and isolate Washington.show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136673827
  • 9786136673820