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North Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
H. L. Hunley Memorial
 
H. L. Hunley Memorial Marker image, Click for more information
By Mike Stroud, October 4, 2009
1. H. L. Hunley Memorial Marker
The Second Crew
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Inscription. Here rests the crew of the
Confederate Submarine Hunley
Died on October 15, 1863 when
making a practice dive in the harbor

Horace L. Hunley
Robert Brockbank
Joseph Patterson
Thomas W. Park
Charles McHugh
Henry Beard
John Marshall
Charles L. Sprague


 
Location. 32° 48.958′ N, 79° 56.481′ W. Marker is in North Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Cunnington Avenue Loop, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located East of Huguenin Street at Magnolia Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: North Charleston SC 29405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jenkins (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Irish Volunteers (about 700 feet away); Charleston Light Dragoons (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defense of Charleston Harbor Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sons of Charleston Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soldiers Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); South Carolina Generals Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brig. Gen. R. S. Ripley (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in North Charleston.
 
Regarding H. L. Hunley Memorial.
 
H. L. Hunley Memorial Marker, Second Crew Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 4, 2009
2. H. L. Hunley Memorial Marker, Second Crew
 
H. L. Hunley was a submarine of the Confederate States of America that played a small part in the American Civil War, but a large role in naval warfare. The Confederate States Ship (CSS) Hunley demonstrated both the advantages and the dangers of undersea warfare. The CSS Hunley was the first submarine to sink an enemy warship, although the vessel was also lost following the successful attack. The Confederates lost 32 crewmen in CSS Hunley's career. The submarine was renamed after the death of her inventor, Horace Lawson Hunley, and some time after she had been taken into the Confederate forces at Charleston, South Carolina.

H. L. Hunley, almost 40 feet (12 meters) long, was built at Mobile, Alabama, launched in July 1863, and shipped by rail to Charleston, South Carolina on August 12, 1863. On February 17, 1864, Hunley attacked and sank the 1240-short ton (1124 metric tons) screw sloop USS Housatonic in Charleston harbor, but soon after, Hunley also apparently sank, drowning all eight crewmen. Over 136 years later, on August 8, 2000, the wreck was recovered, and on April 17, 2004, the DNA-identified remains of the eight Hunley crewmen were interred in Charleston's Magnolia Cemetery with full military honors.
(Wikipedia)
 
Also see . . .
1. H. L. Hunley (submarine). (Submitted on October 15, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. First Crew. (Submitted on October 15, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
H. L. Hunley Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 4, 2009
3. H. L. Hunley Memorial Marker
 

3. Second Hunley Crew; Horace Hunley - captain. (Submitted on October 15, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
4. Dept. of the Navy- Naval History & Heritage Command. H. L. Hunley, Confederate Submarine (Submitted on October 15, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

5. Hunley Findings Put Faces on Civil War Submarine. Willie Drye for National Geographic News, Updated April 12, 2004 Most of the men aboard the submarine weren't from any of the 11 southern slaveholding states that made up the short-lived Confederate States of America. Four were probably from northern Europe. One was from Maryland, a slaveholding state that didn't secede from the United States when the Civil War erupted in 1861. Two crewmen were from slaveholding states that had withdrawn from the Union. And George Dixon—who led the Hunley on its historic but doomed mission and became an immortal hero for the Confederacy—was from Ohio, where slavery was illegal. The fact that George Dixon came from Ohio was only one of several surprises uncovered about the Hunley's commander. After the war, a colorful legend arose about him.
Lucky Gold Coin
Dixon, so the story went, had a beautiful young sweetheart in Mobile, Alabama, named Queenie Bennett. She gave him a U.S. $20 gold piece, which Dixon had in his pocket at the bloody Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee in 1862. A bullet that could have killed Dixon struck him in the thigh, but the gold coin stopped the slug. The legend said that Dixon had this lifesaving coin from his sweetheart with him the night he went down with the Hunley.
 
H. L. Hunley Memorial Marker, Second Crew back side view Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2012
4. H. L. Hunley Memorial Marker, Second Crew back side view
Erected By
The Charleston Confederate
Centennial Commission
Mrs. J.C. Long Chairman
Charles L. Anger
E. Milby Burton
Coming B. Gibbs
Alfred O. Halsey
Mrs. Wm. W. Humphreys
Elmer L. Puryear
R. Bentham Simons
October 15. 1963
 
Bennett had a photograph supposedly of Dixon that was published many times after the Civil War. A bent gold coin, inscribed "Shiloh April 6, 1862 My life Preserver G.E.D" was found in the Hunley near Dixon's remains. At least part of the legend was true (Submitted on October 15, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
H. L. Hunley Memorial preparing for dedication of First and Third Crew Memorials Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 17, 2012
5. H. L. Hunley Memorial preparing for dedication of First and Third Crew Memorials
 
 
H. L. Hunley Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2012
6. H. L. Hunley Memorial
H.L. Hunley
Here rests the three crews who died while serving on the H L Hunley. On the right rear are the five from the first sinking on August 29, 1863. In the center are the eight from the second sinking on October 15 1863. On the left are the eight from the final voyage on February 17, 1864. All were buried with full military honors on this plot donated by William Gilmore Simms.
 
 
H. L. Hunley Memorial with new additions of First Crew (R) and Third Crew (L) Memorials Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 26, 2012
7. H. L. Hunley Memorial with new additions of First Crew (R) and Third Crew (L) Memorials
 
 
First Crew ...H. L. Hunley Memorial Marker addition in February 2012 Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud
8. First Crew ...H. L. Hunley Memorial Marker addition in February 2012
Here rests the first crew of the Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley. Died August 23, 1863 near Fort Johnson on James Island. Reentered here on March 25, 2000.
Frank Doyle
Absolum Williams
John Kelley
Nicholas Davis
Michael Cane

(Back)
Erected by the Confederate Heritage Trust
February 2012
Secession Camp #4 SCV
10th SC Volunteer Infantry
South Carolina Ladies Auxiliary
27th SC Volunteer Infantry
Snowden Chapter #3 OCR
H.l. Hunley Camp #143 SCV
Moultrie Camp #27 SCV
Santee Light Artillery
General Ellison Capers Camp #1212 SCV
Pvt. John S. Bird, Jr. Camp #38 SCV
Marion Light Artillery
CSS David Chapter #2656 UDC
 
 
Third Crew... H. L. Hunley Memorial addition in February 2012 Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud
9. Third Crew... H. L. Hunley Memorial addition in February 2012
Here rests the third crew and final crew of the Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley. Died February 17, 1864 after sinking the USS Housatonic. The first successful act of submarine warfare. Buried here April 17 2004.
George Dixon
Arnold Becker
C. Lumpkin
Frank G. Collins
J.F. Carlsen
Miller
James A. Wicks
Joseph F. Ridgaway

(Back)
Erected By the Hunley Commission
February 2012

Sen. Glenn F. McConnell, Chm.
Christopher M. Sullivan. Vice Chm.
Randall B. Burbage
RAdm William L. Schachte, Jr.
Sen. John E. Courson
Sen. Daniel B. Verdin, III
Rep. Kenneth A. Bingham
Rep. Harry B. Limestone, III
 
 
H. L. Hunley Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 4, 2009
10. H. L. Hunley Memorial
Thomas W. Park
who lost his life in the
defence of Charleston Harbor
October 15th, 1863.
aged 32 years.
"He doeth all things well."
Hunley went straight to where the submarine was built, Park and Lyons machine shop in Mobile, to enlist a new crew to man the vessel. Thomas W. Park, son of the co-owner of Park and Lyons, joined the crew and made his way to Charleston.
 
 
H. L. Hunley Memorial Marker image, Click for more information
By Mike Stroud, October 4, 2009
11. H. L. Hunley Memorial Marker
Members of the First Crew, at Right :
front: Nicholas Davis
First Crew of the
H.L. Hunley
Died August 29, 1863

Michael Cane
First Crew of the
H.L. Hunley
Died August 29, 1863

rear: Absolum Williams
First Crew of the
H.L. Hunley
Died August 29, 1863

John Kelly
First Crew of the
H.L. Hunley
Died August 29, 1863

Frank Doyle
First Crew of the
H.L. Hunley
Died August 29, 1863

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H. L. Hunley Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 4, 2009
12. H. L. Hunley Memorial
Members of the final crew at left:
(l to r)
Lieut
George E. Dixon
H L Hunley
CSA
Feb 17 1864

Sea
Arnold Becker
H L Hunley
CSN
Feb 17 1864

OM
C Lumpkin
H L Hunley
CSN
Feb 17 1864

Sea
Frank G Collins
H L Hunley
CSN
Feb 17 1864

Corp
JF Carlsen
H L Hunley
CSA
Feb 17 1864

Pvt J Miller
H L Hunley
CSA
Feb 17 1864

BM
James A Wicks
H L Hunley
CSN
Feb 17 1864

OM
Joseph F Ridgaway
H L Hunley
CSN
Feb 17 1864


 
 
H. L. Hunley Memorial , Flags at half-mast in observence February 17... Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 20, 2011
13. H. L. Hunley Memorial , Flags at half-mast in observence February 17...
...1864, Hunley attacked and sank the 1240-short ton (1124 metric tons) screw sloop USS Housatonic in Charleston harbor, but soon after, Hunley also apparently sank, drowning all eight crewmen.
 
 
H. L. Hunley Memorial Crew 3 Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 20, 2011
14. H. L. Hunley Memorial Crew 3
On April 17, 2004 the remains of the crew were laid to rest at Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston, South Carolina.Tens of thousands of people attended including some 6,000 reenactors and 4,000 civilians wearing period clothing. Color guards from all five branches of the U.S. armed forces—wearing modern uniforms—were also in the procession. Even though only two of the crew were from Confederate States all were buried with full Confederate honors including being buried with a version of the Confederate national flag.
 
 
H. L. Hunley Memorial , a Crew 3 member image, Click for more information
By Mike Stroud
15. H. L. Hunley Memorial , a Crew 3 member
Joseph Ridgaway
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H. L. Hunley Memorial , a Crew 3 member image, Click for more information
By Mike Stroud
16. H. L. Hunley Memorial , a Crew 3 member
James A. Wicks
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H. L. Hunley Memorial , a Crew 3 member image, Click for more information
By Mike Stroud
17. H. L. Hunley Memorial , a Crew 3 member
Miller
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H. L. Hunley Memorial , a Crew 3 member image, Click for more information
By Mike Stroud
18. H. L. Hunley Memorial , a Crew 3 member
Corporal J. F. Carlsen
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H. L. Hunley, a Crew 3 member image, Click for more information
By Mike Stroud
19. H. L. Hunley, a Crew 3 member
Frank Collins
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H. L. Hunley Memorial , a Crew 3 member image, Click for more information
By Mike Stroud
20. H. L. Hunley Memorial , a Crew 3 member
Lumpkin
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H. L. Hunley Memorial, a Crew 3 member image, Click for more information
By Mike Stroud
21. H. L. Hunley Memorial, a Crew 3 member
Arnold Becker
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H. L. Hunley Memorial, a Crew 3 member image, Click for more information
By Mike Stroud
22. H. L. Hunley Memorial, a Crew 3 member
Hunley Commander Lt. George Dixon
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Photo # NH 999 Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley. Artwork by R.G. Skerrett Photo, Click for full size
Dept. of The Navy -- Naval Historical Center, 1902
23. Photo # NH 999 Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley. Artwork by R.G. Skerrett
 
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