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

Fort Lowry-Camp Byron

Fort Lowry-Camp Byron Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, October 13, 2007
1. Fort Lowry-Camp Byron Marker
Inscription. Located two miles N.E. on Rappahannock River at Lowry’s Point was a Confederate eight gun “water battery” constructed in 1861. Here at Dunnsville was located Camp Byron, home of Company F (Essex Light Dragoons), Ninth Cavalry, C.S.A.; the company moved to Fort Lowry in October 1861 to assist in the fort’s defense and to conduct scouting missions.
Erected 1981. (Marker Number N-24.)
Location. 37° 51.517′ N, 76° 49.399′ W. Marker is in Dunnsville, Virginia, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Tidewater Trail (U.S. 17) and Johnville Road (Virginia Route 611), on the right when traveling east on Tidewater Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dunnsville VA 22454, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Rappahannock Industrial Academy (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fort Lowry (approx. 2.9 miles away); Essex County Confederate Monument (approx. 5.2 miles away); Ritchie's Birthplace (approx. 5.2 miles away); Enduring Records (approx. 5.3 miles away); British Raid on Tappahannock / The War of 1812
Tidewater Trail facing east image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
2. Tidewater Trail facing east
(approx. 5.3 miles away); Historic Tappahannock (approx. 5.3 miles away); William Moore Tidewater Musician (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunnsville.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,404 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 21, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2. submitted on December 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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