Civil War Torpedo Boatmen Memorial

Civil War Torpedo Boatmen Memorial (HMVZ7)

Location: Charleston, SC 29401 Charleston County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 46.2', W 79° 55.8'

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In Memory of
The Supreme Devotion of Those Heroic Men
Of the Confederate Army and Navy
First in Marine Warfare
To Employ Torpedo Board
1863 - 1865

Moved by
The Lofty Faith That With Them Died
Crew After Crew
For Enterprises of Extremest Peril
In the Defenses of Charleston Harbor
Of More than Thirty Men
Drowned in this Desperate Service
The Names of but Sixteen are Known

Lost in Charleston Harbor
15 October 1863
  • Horace L. Hunley
    Inventor of Submarine Boat
  • Robert Brookbank
  • Joseph Patterson
  • Thomas W. Park
  • Charles McHugh
  • Henry Beard
  • John Marshall
  • Charles L. Sprague

    Sinking Blockader Housatonic
    17 February 1864
  • George E. Dixon
    Lieut. 21st Alabama Vols.
  • C.F. Carlson
    Corporal Wagener Arty.
  • Arnold Becker
  • James A. Wicks
  • C. Simpkins
  • F. Collins
  • —- Ridgeway
  • —- Miller
    Attacks Without Loss of Life
  • Blockader New Ironsides 21 August 1863, by the Torch designed by Capt. F.D. Lee, Engrs. Commanded by Capt. J. Carlin, with Lieutenant E.S. Fickling S.C. Artillery Regulars.

    Blockader New Ironsides 5 October 1863, by the Little David designed by St. Julien Ravenel, M.D. Commanded by Lieutenant W.T. Glassell, Confederate States Navy.
    HM NumberHMVZ7
    Series This marker is part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy series
    Year Placed1899
    Placed ByCharleston Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Memorial Association of Charleston, S.C
    Marker ConditionNo reports yet
    Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 2:06am PDT -07:00
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    Locationbig map
    UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 600215 N 3626296
    Decimal Degrees32.77000000, -79.93000000
    Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.2', W 79° 55.8'
    Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 12.00" N, 79° 55' 48.00" W
    Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
    Area Code(s)843
    Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5-11 S Battery, Charleston SC 29401, US
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