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Jacksonville in Onslow County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Onslow Raid

 
 
Onslow Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 16, 2014
1. Onslow Raid Marker
Inscription.  Federal gunboat Ellis attacked this town Nov. 23, 1862, then ran aground downstream. It was abandoned under Confederate crossfire.
 
Erected 2001 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number C-38.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 23, 1862.
 
Location. 34° 45.1′ N, 77° 26.384′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, North Carolina, in Onslow County. Marker is at the intersection of South Marine Boulevard (Business U.S. 17) and Old Bridge Street, on the right when traveling east on South Marine Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville NC 28540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Operation Desert Storm Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Montford Point (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Montford Point (approx. 1½ miles away); Beirut Memorial (approx. 1½
Onslow Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 16, 2014
2. Onslow Raid Marker
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miles away); Onslow County 9/11 Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); Edward B. Dudley (approx. 2.2 miles away); New River Aviation Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Julius Valentine Hofmann (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 19, 2022