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Landing of Wool and Surrender of Norfolk

 
 
Landing of Wool and Surrender of Norfolk Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, September 21, 2007
1. Landing of Wool and Surrender of Norfolk Marker
Inscription.  Near here Major-General John E. Wool, on May 10, 1862, Landed with 6000 Union troops. President Lincoln, Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury, and Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War, watched the movement from a ship in Hampton Roads. As the Confederate troops had withdrawn, Wool marched to Norfolk, which was surrendered to him by Mayor W.W. Lamb that afternoon.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number KV5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1852.
 
Location. 36° 57.486′ N, 76° 15.385′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. It is in West Ocean View. Marker is at the intersection of West Ocean View Avenue (U.S. 60) and Mason Creek Road, on the right when traveling west on West Ocean View Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Operation Torch, 1942 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flagship Sarah Constant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Susan Constant Shrine (approx. 0.2 miles away); USS Intrepid (CV-11) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Flight Ship to Shore (approx. half a mile away); Battle, Monitor and Merrimack (approx. 1.9 miles away); Birthplace of Naval Aviation (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfolk.
 
Landing of Wool and Surrender of Norfolk Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, September 21, 2007
2. Landing of Wool and Surrender of Norfolk Marker
Landing of Wool and Surrender of Norfolk Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., July 21, 2010
3. Landing of Wool and Surrender of Norfolk Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,259 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 27, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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