Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Confederate Section
In 1903 the Portsmouth Ladies Memorial Aid Association erected the Confederate Monument in honor of those who served. In addition, they placed granite headstones identifying each Confederate grave throughout this and Oak Grove Cemetery, just 3/4 miles west. Note that each headstone has been re-inscribed on the rear and the stone reversed. Stonewall Camp #380, Sons of Confederate Veterans, accomplished this in 1997 because most had become illegible over the many years.
The memorial to the CSS Virginia was erected by Stonewall Camp #380, Sons of Confederate Veterans on Memorial Day 1996. It is the only monument honoring all those associated with the construction and manning of the Ironclad.
Erected by Stonewall Camp # 380, SCV (Sons of Confederate Veterans).
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
Location. 36° 50.333′ N, 76° 18.467′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Fort Lane, on the right when traveling north. Located within Cedar Grove Cemetary. Entrance near the corner of Fort Lane and Ann Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. John Luke Porter (within shouting distance of this marker); Cedar Grove Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Cedar Grove Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Ruth Brown (about 700 feet away); Emanuel A.M.E. Church (about 800 feet away); Matilda Sissieretta Joyner JonesEmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Dr. James W. Holley III (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. This page has been viewed 840 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.