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Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Mitchel

 
 
John Mitchel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. John Mitchel Marker
Inscription.
In memory of
John Mitchel
Nov. 30, 1815 – Mar. 20, 1875

Fearless and courageous southern journalist
Staunch supporter of the Confederacy
Editor-in-Chief, Richmond (VA) Enquirer
Associate Editor, Richmond (VA) Examiner
1862 – 1865
who was confined in this casemate no.6 from June 17, 1865 to Oct. 29, 1865, a defiant and unrelenting opponent of oppression, an indefatigable and uncompromising proponent of the southern cause, a martyr to the effectiveness and influence of the printed word.
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Dedicated by the
Virginia Press Association
1951

 
Erected 1951 by Virginia Press Association.
 
Location. 37° 0.144′ N, 76° 18.578′ W. Marker is in Fort Monroe, Virginia, in Hampton. Marker is on Bernard Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in Fortress Monroe near the entrance to the Casemate Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Monroe VA 23651, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lieutenant John Trout Greble (here, next to this marker); 14 – Pounder James Rifle (a few steps from this marker); Confinement of Jefferson Davis
Marker in Fort Monroe image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. Marker in Fort Monroe
Marker can be seen here to the left of the door.
(a few steps from this marker); Austrian 6-Pounder Gun (a few steps from this marker); 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Austrian 6-Pounder Gun (a few steps from this marker); Lantaka (a few steps from this marker); 12-Pounder Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Monroe.
 
Also see . . .  Unofficial Fort Monroe website. (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Casemate Cell Room image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
3. Casemate Cell Room
John Mitchel was confined in a casemate similar to the one in this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 683 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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