HISTORIC AQUIA CREEK The First Known Permanent English Roman Catholic Settlers I ...
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Description: HISTORIC AQUIA CREEK The first known permanent English Roman Catholic settlers in Virginia , Giles Brent , his sister Margaret , and other family members , emigrated here from Maryland by 1650 . In May 1861 , Confederates built artillery batteries on the bluffs overlooking Aquia Landing at the creeks mouth on the Potomac River . An early clash between U . S . Naval vessels and Confederate land batteries took place here , 30 May and 1 June 1861 . After the Confederates withdrew in March 1862 , the U . S . Army established a huge supply depot there . The Federals burned and abandoned it on 7 June 1863 . The landing again served as a Union depot in 1864 . Department of Historic Resources , 2003