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Propeller shaft of the Iron-Clad Virginia

 
 
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By Kevin W., November 21, 2019
1. Propeller shaft of the Iron-Clad Virginia Marker
Inscription.  Section of the propeller shaft of the famous Iron-Clad Virginia (Merrimac), an essential portion of the machinery furnishing motive power to the ship in her engagements in Hampton Roads, when she, under command of Admiral Franklin Buchanan, in company with her tenders the Beaufort, Raleigh, Patrick Henry, Jamestown and Teaser destroyed the U.S. Frigates Congress and Cumberland, and crippled and scattered the remainder of the U.s. Fleet, March 8th, A.D. 1862, and on the next day, under the command of Lieut. Catesby ap R. Jones (Buchanan having been wounded) she engaged for about four hours the U.S. Iron-Clad MONITOR – The Monitor twice withdrew from the action the last withdrawal being into shoal water where the Virginia could not follow, and the Virginia after waiting due time for a renewal of the action then returned to Norfolk, and again April 11th, and May 8th, 1862, under command of Commodore Josiah Tattnall she offered battle to he U.S. Fleet, including the Monitor, two other iron-clads and several rams which was declined.
 
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Propeller shaft of the Iron-Clad Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 21, 2019
2. Propeller shaft of the Iron-Clad Virginia Marker
Franklin Buchanan Camp, U.C.V. No. 747. ~ Baltimore, Md.
 
Location. 37° 32.439′ N, 77° 25.768′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on East Clay Street. Located at the White House of the Confederacy. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 East Clay Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. President’s Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); White House of the Confederacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander H. Stephens House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Wickham-Valentine House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Egyptian Building (about 500 feet away); Maupin - Maury House (about 500 feet away); Matthew Fontaine Maury (about 500 feet away); Ratification of the Constitution (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2019, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2019, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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