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Dunnsville in Essex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Lowry

 
 
Fort Lowry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
1. Fort Lowry Marker
Inscription. Here in 1861 Confederates constructed an eight gun "water battery" principally for the defense of Fredericksburg. The guns were manned by the 55th Infantry Regiment located 500 yards N.W. The cannons were moved and the fort abandoned March 1862 after Northern Neck troop withdrawal left unit defenseless. On April 14, 1862, six Union gun boats bombarded and burned the installation. Thereafter, the fort functioned in limited capacity until the war ended.
 
Erected 1981. (Marker Number N 29.)
 
Location. 37° 53.676′ N, 76° 47.685′ W. Marker is in Dunnsville, Virginia, in Essex County. Marker is on River Place (Virginia Route 680) 0.3 miles north of Shellfield Road (Virginia Route 666), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dunnsville VA 22454, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Lowry-Camp Byron (approx. 2.9 miles away); Site of Rappahannock Industrial Academy (approx. 3.8 miles away); Enduring Records (approx. 4.2 miles away); Historic Tappahannock (approx. 4.3 miles away); British Raid on Tappahannock / The War of 1812
Fort Lowry marker on Rappahannock River image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
2. Fort Lowry marker on Rappahannock River
(approx. 4.3 miles away); Essex County Confederate Monument (approx. 4.3 miles away); Ritchie's Birthplace (approx. 4.3 miles away); William Moore Tidewater Musician (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dunnsville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Fort Lowry marker on Rappahannock River image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
3. Fort Lowry marker on Rappahannock River
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 924 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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