Soldiers from other Confederate states also trained, camped and defended in the Quantico-Stafford sector. The Texans fought a skirmish on April 2, 1862, with General Sickles’s New York troops.
Click on the “Photo Gallery” and see graffiti left at Aquia Church in sandstone quoins. Texans also faced illness and disease during the first months of their tour on the Potomac River. The other picture shows a Texas Brigade Surgeon’s Kit.
Texas Brigade, forces near Dumfries [Whiting’s Command], Second Corps, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia (October 1861-February 1862) included:
1st Texas Infantry Regiment
4th Texas Infantry Regiment (Brooke in Stafford ; then Cockpit Point in Prince William)
5th Texas Infantry Regiment.