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Charlotte in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Navy Yard

 
 
Confederate Navy Yard Marker image. Click for full size.
By S. C. McCullough, August 12, 2018
1. Confederate Navy Yard Marker
Inscription.  Established here 1862 following its removal from Portsmouth, Va. Produced ordnance for the Confederate Navy.
 
Erected 2011 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number L 56.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 13.531′ N, 80° 50.457′ W. Marker is in Charlotte, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is on E. Trade Street 0.2 miles east of Tryon Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlotte NC 28202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nathanael Greene (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mecklenburg Resolves (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Charlotte (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jefferson Davis Informed of Lincoln's Death (approx. 0.2 miles away); British Encampment, 1780 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Last Meetings of the Confederate Cabinet (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Epicentre - Site of the Confederate Navy Yard image. Click for full size.
By S. C. McCullough, September 22, 2018
2. Epicentre - Site of the Confederate Navy Yard
(approx. 0.3 miles away); N. C. League of Municipalities (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte.
 
Postcard of related Confederate Navy Yard Marker image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of J. Murrey Atkins Library University of North Carolina at Charlotte, circa 1912
3. Postcard of related Confederate Navy Yard Marker
"Postcard promoting the site of Confederate States Navy Yard, which operated from 1862 to 1865, in Charlotte, NC.... The marker or tablet was placed by the Stonewall Jackson Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and was unveiled on June 3, 1910, Jefferson Davis' birthday. The iron shield is surrounded by sea cables and mounted on anchors. It represents the years when the Gosport Naval Yard in Norfolk, Virginia was in danger of capture by Union soldiers, so another location that would be safer was chosen in Charlotte. Wrought-iron projectiles, torpedoes and propeller shaftings for Confederate gun boats were made there. The site is in the 200 block on the south side of East Trade Street at the railroad underpass."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2018, by S. C. McCullough of Charlotte, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 148 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on October 30, 2018, by S. C. McCullough of Charlotte, North Carolina.   2. submitted on October 31, 2018, by S. C. McCullough of Charlotte, North Carolina.   3. submitted on November 2, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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