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Camp Cobb at Gunnery Springs

 
 
Camp Cobb at Gunnery Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
1. Camp Cobb at Gunnery Springs Marker
Inscription.  Camp Cobb at Gunnery Springs N-30 In 1775, during the Revolutionary War, this “noble spring” was part of a 10½-acre tract purchased for the Fredericksburg Gun Manufactory. On this site in 1898 stood Camp Cobb, a Spanish-American War training camp for the 4th U.S. Volunteer Infantry Regiment. It was named for Confederate Brig. Gen. Thomas R. R. Cobb, killed in the Battle of Fredericksburg, 13 Dec. 1862. Because of the danger yellow fever posed to American troops in Cuba, recruiters sought to fill the regiment with men whose medical backgrounds suggested immunity to tropical diseases. The first company of the “Immunes,” as they were called, arrived on 4 June 1898. The Immunes never saw combat, as the fighting ended in July, and the camp was dismantled.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number N-30.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 4, 1898.
 
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38° 17.596′ N, 77° 27.505′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is on Gunnery Road, 0 miles north of Dunmore Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish War Veterans (here, next to this marker); c. 1938 (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); c. 1835 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brig. Gen. John Minor (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1888 / Lot 255 (approx. ¼ mile away); 1878 (approx. ¼ mile away); Virginia Central Railway Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); 1885 (approx. ¼ mile away); 1851 (approx. ¼ mile away); 1820 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Marker on Gunnery Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
2. Marker on Gunnery Road
Nearby Spanish War Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, March 24, 2008
3. Nearby Spanish War Veterans Marker
The Spanish War Veterans Memorial is adjacent to the Camp Cobb at Gunnery Springs Marker. See "Other nearby markers" section for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,816 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 16, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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