“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

The Battle of Craney Island

Craney Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Clyde Nordan, July 20, 2009
1. Craney Island Marker
Newly erected official marker at the entrance to Hoffler Creek Wildlife Refuge near the actual site of the Battle of Craney Island.
Inscription. On the morning of June 22, 1813, during the War of 1812, British naval and marine forces under the command of Admiral Sir John Borlase Warren landed here at Hoffler Creek. American armed militia under the command of Gen. Robert B. Taylor blocked the British advance, brought them under heavy artillery fire and caused them to retreat. Approximately 200 British soldiers were killed, four to five barges were sunk and the "Centipede" was taken along with 22 prisoners. Norfolk, Portsmouth and the Gosport Navy Yard, now the Norfolk Naval Yard, were saved from capture.
Erected 2009 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-268.)
Location. 36° 53.557′ N, 76° 23.697′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Twin Pines Road and Woodside Lane, on the right on Twin Pines Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4510 Twin Pines Rd, Portsmouth VA 23703, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Huntersville Rosenwald School (approx. 2.1 miles away); City of Portsmouth (approx. 2.2 miles away); Craney Island (approx. 3.7 miles away); Benedict Arnold at Portsmouth
The Battle of Craney Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 13, 2014
2. The Battle of Craney Island Marker
(approx. 4.3 miles away); General Lafayette Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); A Living Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); V. C. Andrews Monument (approx. 4.7 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Another marker about the Battle of Craney Island.
Also see . . .
1. Craney Island historical marker recognizes famous American victory over British. (Submitted on September 4, 2009.)
2. Finally, 1813 battle gets some respect. (Submitted on September 4, 2009.)
3. June 20 ~ Battle of Craney Island Commemoration, Fort Norfolk, Norfolk, Va. (Submitted on September 7, 2009.)
Categories. War of 1812Waterways & Vessels
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2009, by Clyde Nordan of Portsmouth, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,098 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 3, 2009, by Clyde Nordan 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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