Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Confederate Section
In 1903 the Portsmouth Ladies Memorial Aid Association erected the Confederate Monument in honor of those who served. In addition, they placed granite headstones identifying each Confederate grave throughout this and Oak Grove Cemetery, just 3/4 miles west. Note that each headstone has been re-inscribed on the rear and the stone reversed. Stonewall Camp #380, Sons of Confederate Veterans, accomplished this in 1997 because most had become illegible over the many years.
The memorial to the CSS Virginia was erected by Stonewall Camp #380, Sons of Confederate Veterans on Memorial Day 1996. It is the only monument honoring all those associated with the construction and manning of the Ironclad. The granite is in the original shape and size as it formed a part of the first Dry Dock built in America built in 1832. It was in Dry Dock #1 of the Gosport Navy Yard that the CSS Virginia was constructed
Erected by Stonewall Camp # 380, SCV (Sons of Confederate Veterans).
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
Location. 36° 50.333′ N, 76° 18.467′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Fort Lane, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located within Cedar Grove Cemetary. Entrance near the corner of Fort Lane and Ann Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Luke Porter (within shouting distance of this marker); Cedar Grove Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ruth Brown (about 700 feet away); Emanuel A.M.E. Church (about 800 feet away); Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones (about 800 feet away); Lincolnsville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Portsmouth Naval Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Portsmouth.
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