Capt. Horace Lawson Hunley
"Capt. Horace Lawson Hunley, Confederate States Navy, was born near this site in 1823.
Capt. Hunley lived as a small boy in Sumner County then was raised in New Orleans where he practiced law and served in the state legislature. After the start of the War Between the States, Hunley and others designed and built three submarines. The third and most famous being the CSS HL Hunley which sank during testing and cost Hunley his life.
The CSS HL Hunley was raised and used again in the first successful attack on an enemy vessel by a submarine in naval history when it sank the Federal warship Housatonic in Charleston Harbor.
Capt. Horace Lawson Hunley was buried with full Confederate military honors in Charleston, SC in 1863.”
Erected 2009 by Gen. Wm. B. Bate SCV Camp 34.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 36° 23.842′ N, 86° 19.192′ W. Marker is in Castilian Springs, Tennessee, in Sumner County. Marker can be
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bledsoe's Fort and Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bledsoe's Fort Historical Park (about 500 feet away); A Frontiersman Settles in the Wilderness (about 500 feet away); Fighting for a Way of Life (about 500 feet away); Abraham “Abram” Bledsoe (about 500 feet away); Bill "Hoss" Allen (about 500 feet away); William Brimage Bate (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wynnewood (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castilian Springs.
Also see . . . Capt, Horace Lawson Hunley. (Submitted on April 12, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 12, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.