Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Gun from the CSS Virginia
After the war, the Washington Navy Yard exhibited the gun. From 1960, it was displayed at Dahlgren as a reminder of the base’s namesake and the base’s continuing commitment to Navy combat readiness.
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 38° 18.197′ N, 77° 27.625′ W. Marker was in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker was at the intersection of Princess Anne Street and William Street (Virginia Route 3) on Princess Anne Street. Click for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 907 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401, Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Second Town Hall / Market House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Market Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis Randolph Ball (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Barton House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Town Hall / Market House (within shouting distance of this marker); Weedon’s Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stating Inalienable Rights (about 300 feet away); Seeking Civil Rights (about 300 feet away); Prisoners of Christ (about 400 feet away); Gen. Stonewall Jackson (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . .
1. CSS Virginia Home Page.
2. Historic Dahlgren gun goes to Newport News museum. A Freelance Star article, published on October 31, 2008, about the Gun moving to the Newport News museum.
Categories. • Military • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,516 times since then. Last updated on June 10, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Picture and HMdb entry for the CSS Virginia gun at its new home in Newport News. • Can you help?