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West Ocean View in Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Landing of Wool and Surrender of Norfolk

 
 
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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 As the Confederate troops had withdrawn, Wool marched to Norfolk, which was surrendered to him by Mayor W.W. Lamb that afternoon.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 series list.
 
Location. 36° 57.486′ N, 76° 15.385′ W. Marker is in West Ocean View in Norfolk, Virginia. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Operation Torch, 1942 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flagship Sarah Constant
Landing of Wool and Surrender of Norfolk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, September 21, 2007
2. Landing of Wool and Surrender of Norfolk Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Susan Constant Shrine (approx. 0.2 miles away); USS Intrepid (CV-11) (approx. 0.2 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); Naval Aviation Depot, Norfolk (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Ocean View.
 
Landing of Wool and Surrender of Norfolk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 21, 2010
3. Landing of Wool and Surrender of Norfolk Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,679 times since then and 21 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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