Aquia Landing Naval Engagement

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Stafford's Confederate Year

Aquia Landing Naval Engagement

Exchanges of fire continued through June 1st.  Three union ships, the USS Thomas Freeborn, USS Anacostia, and the USS Resolute were fired on by the Confederate shore batteries.  The USS Reliance was also present but stayed out of range because it lacked rifled guns.  The powerful Union ship, the USS Pawnee, also arrived mounting her many guns.  However, there was no decisive outcome.