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Tappahannock in Essex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Essex County Confederate Monument

 
 
Essex County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
1. Essex County Confederate Monument
Officers and Company A 55th. Va. Regt.
Inscription.
Erected
To soldiers of Essex and those who fought with them.
They fought for the principles of state sovereignty
And in defense of their homes.
To maintain these rights the gallant sons of this
Gallant county marched gladly to the front and
Did their duty like men, from the opening guns at
First Manassas to the final chapter at Appomattox.

 
Erected 1906.
 
Location. 37° 55.7′ N, 76° 51.603′ W. Marker is in Tappahannock, Virginia, in Essex County. Marker is on Prince Street 0.1 miles west of Cross Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tappahannock VA 22560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ritchie's Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); British Raid on Tappahannock / The War of 1812 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Tappahannock (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Moore Tidewater Musician (approx. 0.2 miles away); Enduring Records (approx. 0.2 miles away); Toppahanock Indian Village (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hutchinson Tract (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pollinators (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tappahannock.
 
More about this marker.
Essex County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
2. Essex County Confederate Monument
Company A 55th. Va. Regt. continued
Company D 55th. Va. Regt.
Company F 55th. Va. Regt.
Cornerstone laid June 28, 1906. Dedicated Aug. 28, 1909. On bronze plaques on all four sides of base are listed 770 names of officers and soldiers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Essex County Museum & Historical Society. A list of the names found on the Confederate Monument is available. (Submitted on December 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Historical Walking Tour of Tappahannock. (Submitted on December 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. Tappahannock Historic District (PDF file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on December 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Essex County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
3. Essex County Confederate Monument
Company F 55th. Va. Regt. continued
Company G 55th. Va. Regt.
Company K 55th. Va. Regt.
Company F 9th. Va. Cavalry
Essex County Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
4. Essex County Confederate Monument
Company F 9th. Va. Cavalry continued
[Reserves]
Confederate Monument on Prince Street image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
5. Confederate Monument on Prince Street
Essex County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
6. Essex County Courthouse
Old Clerk's Office image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
7. Old Clerk's Office
Now Essex County Women's Club
Restored Civil War cannon image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
8. Restored Civil War cannon
The cannon is a 3-inch Ordnance Rifle produced by Phoenix Iron Works, in Pennsylvania in 1864. It is registry number 826, weighing 816 pounds.
Essex County War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
9. Essex County War Memorial
Tappahannock Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
10. Tappahannock Historic District
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,213 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on December 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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