Major Port Facility

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Second Federal (Union) Occupation and "Valley Forge" Period

Major Port Facility

Aquia Landing literally became a “military city” and major port facility. On any given day large numbers of ships of all sizes came and departed with logistical loads and people. New logistical innovations were implemented in rail-to-barge-to-rail transfers and advanced loading/unloading docks employed. Millions of pounds of supplies were handled there daily.  (Click on  “Photo Gallery” to see loaded box cars on barge ready to roll onto rails at Aquia Landing.)