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

Collier's Raid

 
 
Collier's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott Rollins, June 23, 2009
1. Collier's Raid Marker
Inscription. A British fleet under Commodore Sir George Collier sailed up the Elizabeth River and shelled Fort Nelson in May 1779, during the Revolutionary War. A landing force of 1,800 infantrymen led by Brig. Gen. Edward Mathew captured the fort on 10 May after a brief resistance. The British occupied Portsmouth, Gosport, and Norfolk, and burned Suffolk and the Gosport shipyard. Collier also captured or burned 137 vessels in Hampton Roads and dismantled Fort Nelson. The British force then embarked and sailed to New York.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q 8-g.)
 
Location. 36° 50.425′ N, 76° 18.253′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Crawford Parkway, on the left when traveling north on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Portsmouth Naval Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (about 300 feet
Collier's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2014
2. Collier's Raid Marker
away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2009, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. This page has been viewed 645 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 27, 2009, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia.   2. submitted on February 14, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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