Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
First Battle of Ironclads
Erected 1938 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number W-84.)
Location. 37° 0.151′ N, 76° 21.662′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Chesapeake Avenue (Virginia Route 167) and East Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Chesapeake Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23661, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stalemate in Hampton Roads (here, next to this marker); Fertile Hunting Grounds For The Indians (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Development Of Olde Wythe (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Church at Kecoughtan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Olde Wythe During Colonial Times (approx. 0.3 miles away); Admiral Sir George Cockburn on the Chesapeake / The War of 1812 (approx. 0.4 Hampton Roads – World’s Greatest Harbor (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wythe’s Birthplace (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of the Ironclads, 1862. First hand account of the battle between the Monitor and the Virginia from EyeWitness to History.com. (Submitted on August 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Showdown at Hampton Roads. Civil War Traveler – Virginia – Tidewater. (Submitted on August 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Photos of Ironclads. A number of photos of the Civil War Ironclads - among other items. (Submitted on August 12, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • Notable Events • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,184 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 5. submitted on October 7, 2015.