Fort Lowry

Fort Lowry (HMGR2)

Location: Dunnsville, VA 22454 Essex County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 53.676', W 76° 47.685'

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Here in 1861 Confederates constructed an eight gun "water battery" principally for the defense of Fredericksburg. The guns were manned by the 55th Infantry Regiment located 500 yards N.W. The cannons were moved and the fort abandoned March 1862 after Northern Neck troop withdrawal left unit defenseless. On April 14, 1862, six Union gun boats bombarded and burned the installation. Thereafter, the fort functioned in limited capacity until the war ended.
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HM NumberHMGR2
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Marker NumberN 29
Year Placed1981
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 12:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 342194 N 4195639
Decimal Degrees37.89460000, -76.79475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 53.676', W 76° 47.685'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 53' 40.56" N, 76° 47' 41.10" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 252-294 State Rte 680, Dunnsville VA 22454, US
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