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CSS H.L. Hunley Memorial

 
 
CSS H.L. Hunley Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 6, 2013
1. CSS H.L. Hunley Memorial Marker
Inscription.
On February 17th, 1864 the CSS H.L. Hunley was the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in combat. The sub was lost that night as well, when it sank just outside Charleston Harbour in SC. with all eight crew members perishing. Crew member James A. Wicks was from North Carolina. Whereas it played a small role in Civil War history it played a major role in American naval history. The Confederate States of America Submarine’s brave crew is listed below. Buried beneath this marker are partial sedimentary remains of those brave naval men taken from the sub when it was raised from the floor of the ocean on August 8th, 2000.

Lieutenant George E. Dixon, Commander
Arnold Becker
Corporal J. F. Carlsen
Frank Collins
C. Lumpkin
Miller
James A. Wicks
Joseph Ridgeway

 
Location. 35° 47.105′ N, 78° 37.64′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker can be reached from Hickory Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in the Confederacy Cemetery in Oakwood Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Raleigh NC 27601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Soldiers Memoial (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Monument
CSS H.L. Hunley Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 6, 2013
2. CSS H.L. Hunley Memorial Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Shotwell (within shouting distance of this marker); North Carolina Confederate POWs (within shouting distance of this marker); Unknown NC Soldier CSA (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson (within shouting distance of this marker); William Ruffin Cox (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Worth Bagley (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Raleigh.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker features an engraving of two crewmen with the Hunley, based on an 1863 photograph by George C. Cook, and of crossed Confederate flags.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
CSS H.L. Hunley Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 6, 2013
3. CSS H.L. Hunley Memorial Marker
Marker in Oakwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 6, 2013
4. Marker in Oakwood Cemetery
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By Bill Coughlin, February 6, 2013
5. CSS H.L. Hunley Memorial Detail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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