Civil War & Reconstruction Civil War First Union Occupation Skirmish at Aquia Church

Skirmish at Aquia Church

On April 2nd, Sickles’ New York brigade left Maryland, opposite Stafford.  He and a large force of  “one thousand cavalry and 2,000 infantry” left Maryland by steamboat and traveled to Evansport, now called Quantico.  On April 4th, they headed south and had a brief skirmish at Aquia Church with “forty Texas scouts.”