Rising Hill Camp

The Rising Hill Camp is an historic Confederate Army encampment, now located on the grounds of the Marine Corps Base Quantico in Prince William County, Virginia. The 1.7-acre (0.69 ha) site is believed to have been used by the 47th Virginia and 22nd North Carolina Regiments in connection with the operation of a battery at the top of a rise that was labeled "Rising Hill" on Union maps. The site consists rows of hut pits, at least 86 in number, arrayed down the western slope of a ridge. Although test pits have been dug by archaeologists, the site has not been investigated in detail.[2]

Rising Hill Camp
Nearest cityMarine Corps Base Quantico, Prince William County, Virginia
Area1.7 acres (0.69 ha)
Built1861 (1861)
MPSCampaigns for the Control of Navigation on the Lower Potomac River, 1861-1862, Virginia, Maryland, and DC, MPS
NRHP reference No.08001057[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 12, 2008

The camp site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Rising Hill Camp" (PDF). US Department of Defense. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-03-14.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)