Near Manteo in Dare County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Naval Battle of Roanoke Island
Erected 1961 by Archives and Highway Departments, Confederate Centennial Commission.
Location. 35° 55.647′ N, 75° 43.412′ W. Marker is near Manteo, North Carolina, in Dare County. Marker is on U.S. 64/264 near Freedman's Colony Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on Roanoke Island at a pull-off on the right just before the William B. Umstead Memorial Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Manteo NC 27954, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Huger (within shouting distance of this marker); Deliverance (within shouting distance of this marker); Bondage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Promised Land (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Blanchard (approx. 0.2 miles away); First English Colonies (approx. ¼ mile away); R. A. Fessenden (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Light of Freedom (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manteo.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Roanoke Island. Short article about the battle. (Submitted on January 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Overwhelming Success of the Burnside Expedition. New York Times news article from February 1862. (Submitted on January 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. More Photos of Ashby Harbor and the Naval Battle Area. From Civil War Album. (Submitted on January 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,879 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2008. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.