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The Battle of Aquia Creek

May 29-June 1, 1861 in Aquia Creek, Virginia


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Union Forces Commanded by
Cdr. James H. Ward
Strength Killed Wounded
3 gunboats ? ?
Confederate Forces Commanded by
Col. Daniel Ruggles
Strength Killed Wounded
Battery garrison ? ?
Conclusion: Inconclusive / Draw
See Also Chesapeake Bay Blockade
������   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 Results of the bombardment were inconclusive, although the batteries were later withdrawn.       
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