Birthplace of Lt. Presley Neville O'Bannon, USMC

Birthplace of Lt. Presley Neville O'Bannon, USMC (HM80)

Location: Marshall, VA 20115 Fauquier County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 51.733', W 77° 52.269'

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Just north stood the home of William and Ann (Neville) O'Bannon, where their son, Lt. Presley Neville O'Bannon, was born about 1776. O'Bannon, a Marine, was the first American to command U.S. forces on foreign soil and the first to raise the American flag over a fortress in the Old World. His success at the Battle of Derne, Tripoli (present day Libya) on 27 Apr. 1805, ended a four-year war against the Tripoli pirates, and inspired the phrase "to the shores of Tripoli" in the Marine Corps Hymn. He settled in Kentucky about 1807, served in its legislature, and died in 1850.
HM NumberHM80
Marker NumberFF-6
Year Placed1996
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 12:44pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 250878 N 4305405
Decimal Degrees38.86221667, -77.87115000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.733', W 77° 52.269'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 43.98" N, 77° 52' 16.14" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4477-4489 Co Rd T185, Marshall VA 20115, US
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