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Samuel Francis Du Pont

 
 
Samuel Francis Du Pont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, September 20, 2010
1. Samuel Francis Du Pont Marker
Base of the statue
Inscription.
MDCCCIII - MDCCCLXV
Rear Admiral
United States Navy
Statue was erected
by the Congress
of the United States
in recognition of his
distinguished services

Originally placed in
Du Pont Circle
Washington D.C.
it was removed
to this site
A.D. MCMXX

 
Location. 39° 45.955′ N, 75° 34.537′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from W. 19th Street. Touch for map. Marker is near entrance to Rockford Park. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19806, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mount Salem United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rockford Tower (about 600 feet away); Gibraltar (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alexis I. duPont Middle School (approx. half a mile away); Thomas Francis Bayard (approx. half a mile away); Wawaset Park (approx. half a mile away); First Flight of the Delaplane (approx. half a mile away); Kentmere Parkway (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
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Samuel Francis Du Pont Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 7, 2008
2. Samuel Francis Du Pont Statue
 Samuel Francis Du Pont. (Submitted on November 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
Samuel Francis Du Pont Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 7, 2008
3. Samuel Francis Du Pont Statue
Samuel Francis DuPont Statue image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, September 20, 2010
4. Samuel Francis DuPont Statue
Samuel Francis Du Pont image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
5. Samuel Francis Du Pont
This 1867-68 portrait of Samuel Francis Du Pont by Daniel Huntington hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“At the start of the Civil War, Samuel F. Du Pont was one of the navy's senior and most distinguished officers. Accordingly, he was given command of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, the largest fleet ever commanded by a naval officer up to that time. His capture of Port Royal, South Carolina, in November 1861 was the first major Union naval victory of the war and demonstrated the effectiveness of the navy's improved ordnance against shore defenses. The victory earned Du Pont the rank of rear admiral. In 1863, however, Du Pont, leading a fleet of ironclads, failed to take Charleston and suffered the worst naval defeat of the war. He asked to be relieved of his command and the request was granted, thus ending a forty-five-year career in the navy rather ignominiously.” — National Portrait Gallery
Rear Admiral Du Pont, 1862 image. Click for more information.
Wikipedia
6. Rear Admiral Du Pont, 1862
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,919 times since then and 74 times this year. Last updated on May 29, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on September 23, 2010, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware.   2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on September 23, 2010, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware.   5. submitted on August 25, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on May 29, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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