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Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Confederate Defense Line

 
 
Confederate Defense Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, August 17, 2015
1. Confederate Defense Line Marker
Inscription.  Confederate breastworks crossed this road extending from Tanner's Creek on the west to Broad Creek on the east with an intrenched camp to the west. Union soldiers under Major Gen. John E. Wool landed at Ocean View and marched to Norfolk over this road. Strategy necessitated evacuation and Norfolk surrendered on May 10, 1862 by Mayor Lamb.
 
Erected 1966 by Hope-Maury Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 10, 1862.
 
Location. 36° 51.717′ N, 76° 14.771′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is on East Princess Anne Road (Virginia Route 166) 0.1 miles west of Ingleside Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3321 E Princess Anne Rd, Norfolk VA 23502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Booker T. Washington High School (approx. 1.3 miles away); United Order of Tents (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ella J. Baker (approx. 1.8 miles away); Plummer Bernard Young Sr. (1884-1962)
Confederate Defense Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, August 26, 2015
2. Confederate Defense Line Marker
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(approx. 1.9 miles away); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Elmwood Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (approx. 2 miles away); Hospital of St. Vincent dePaul (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfolk.
 
Confederate Defense Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, August 26, 2015
3. Confederate Defense Line Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2015, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2015, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 25, 2022