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Cockpit Point Civil War Park

  • Cockpit Point Road
  • Dumfries, VA 22026

Cockpit Point and Possum Nose were major Confederate batteries along the Potomac River during the winter of 1861-1862. From these and other waterfront batteries, Confederates successfully blockaded the Potomac River. The Confederate batteries here are preserved.

38 33’ 38” N * 77 15’ 49” W

(Image: Courtesy of the Library of Congress)

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