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Olde Towne in Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Richard Dale, U.S.N.

1756 - 1826

 
 
Richard Dale, U.S.N. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. Richard Dale, U.S.N. Marker
Inscription.  
In honor of
Commodore Richard Dale, U.S.N.
A native of this place.
Born November 6, 1756,
Died in Philadelphia, PA. Feb. 26, 1826.

 
Erected 1917 by Fort Nelson Chapter, Daughter of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 36° 50.292′ N, 76° 18.241′ W. Marker is in Olde Towne in Portsmouth, Virginia. Memorial is at the intersection of Washington Street and North Street, in the median on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 598 North St, Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincolnsville (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Dr. James W. Holley III (within shouting distance of this marker); Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones
Plaque on the reverse of the relief sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
2. Plaque on the reverse of the relief sculpture
(about 400 feet away); Emanuel A.M.E. Church (about 400 feet away); Ruth Brown (about 400 feet away); St. John's Church (about 400 feet away); Watts House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olde Towne.
 
Richard Dale image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. Richard Dale
From The Pictorial Field-Book Of The War Of 1812 by Benson Lossing, 1896, Page 118.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on February 20, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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