Freedom's Fortress

Freedom's Fortress (HM6OG)

Location: Hampton, VA 23651
Country: United States of America

N 37° 0.245', W 76° 18.623'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
Fort Monroe was the site of Major General Benjamin F. Butler's decision in 1861 to accept escaping slaves as "contraband of war." Thousands of former slaves who cast off their bondage and sought sanctuary here called this "The Freedom Fort." The First and Second Regiments of U.S. Colored Cavalry and Battery B. Second U.S. Colored Light Artillery, were raised here during the Civil War. In 1865, the Bureau for the Relief of Freedmen and Refugees ("Freedmen's Bureau") established its state headquarters here.
HM NumberHM6OG
Marker NumberW 94
Year Placed1993
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 5:37pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 383410 N 4096127
Decimal Degrees37.00408333, -76.31038333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 0.245', W 76° 18.623'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 0' 14.70" N, 76° 18' 37.38" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21 Moat Walk, Hampton VA 23651, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge
0.04 miles
Rodman Gun
0.05 miles
Rodman Gun
0.06 miles
Fort Monroe
0.06 miles
The Old Cistern
0.1 miles
Fort Monroe
0.11 miles
12-Pounder Howitzer
0.11 miles
Eprouvette Mortar
0.11 miles
0.11 miles
Austrian 6-Pounder Gun
0.12 miles
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?