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Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Mitchel

 
 
John Mitchel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. John Mitchel Marker
Inscription.  
In memory of
John Mitchel
Nov. 30, 1815 – Mar. 20, 1875

Fearless and courageous southern journalist
Staunch supporter of the Confederacy
Editor-in-Chief, Richmond (VA) Enquirer
Associate Editor, Richmond (VA) Examiner
1862 – 1865
who was confined in this casemate no.6 from June 17, 1865 to Oct. 29, 1865, a defiant and unrelenting opponent of oppression, an indefatigable and uncompromising proponent of the southern cause, a martyr to the effectiveness and influence of the printed word.
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Dedicated by the
Virginia Press Association
• 1951 •

 
Erected 1951 by Virginia Press Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 17, 1865.
 
Location. 37° 0.144′ N, 76° 18.578′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is on Bernard Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in Fortress Monroe near the entrance to the Casemate Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Monroe VA 23651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lieutenant John Trout Greble (here, next
Marker in Fort Monroe image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. Marker in Fort Monroe
Marker can be seen here to the left of the door.
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to this marker); Honoring Dr. John J. Craven (here, next to this marker); 14 – Pounder James Rifle (a few steps from this marker); Confinement of Jefferson Davis (a few steps from this marker); Austrian 6-Pounder Gun (a few steps from this marker); 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Austrian 6-Pounder Gun (a few steps from this marker); Lantaka (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Monroe (Stone Fort) National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
2. Fort Monroe National Monument, National Park Service. (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
 
Casemate Cell Room image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
3. Casemate Cell Room
John Mitchel was confined in a casemate similar to the one in this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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