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Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Home of Raphael Semmes

 
 
Home of Raphael Semmes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
1. Home of Raphael Semmes Marker
Inscription.
Rear Admiral, Confederate States Navy,
Brigadier General, Confederate States Army,
Commander of the Alabama, the greatest
sea raider of all times.
— — — —
In this house, a gift of the
people of Mobile, Admiral Semmes
spent his late years.

 
Erected 1955 by the Historic Mobile Preservation Society.
 
Location. 30° 41.203′ N, 88° 3.145′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of Government Street (U.S. 90) and South Bayou Street, on the right when traveling west on Government Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 804 Government Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Quigley House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Church Street Cemetery - 1819 (about 400 feet away); Big Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (about 500 feet away); The Bee Hive (about 600 feet away); James W. Roper (about 800 feet away); The Convent of Mercy
Home of Raphael Semmes image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
2. Home of Raphael Semmes
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Protestant Children's Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shaarai Shomayim (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Ralph Semmes. (Submitted on August 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Encyclopedia of Alabama article. (Submitted on August 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Home of Raphael Semmes image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
3. Home of Raphael Semmes
Rear-Admiral Raphael Semmes image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. Rear-Admiral Raphael Semmes
Plaque describing house history. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
5. Plaque describing house history.
This building was erected in 1848. Purchased in 1871 by the people of Mobile and presented as a gift to Admiral Raphael Semmes in recognition of his services in the War Between the States. On April 22, 1946 it was presented to the First Baptist Church in memory of Lieutenant Joseph Linyer Bedsole, Jr. Air Corps, U.S. Army, by his parents.
City of Mobile marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
6. City of Mobile marker.
View of marker looking west on Government Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
7. View of marker looking west on Government Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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