Confederate Troops Arrive


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Stafford in the Civil War


Confederate Troops Arrive

Confederate troops from southern states came to Stafford.  They remained in Stafford for 12 months, from April 1861 – April 1862.    During this occupation, on May 31, 1861, there was the first engagement of the Civil War between the shore batteries of the Confederacy and the U.S. Navy in the Potomac River at Aquia Landing.