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The beach at Cape Henry: view northward from the dunes near the marker, toward Cape Charles image, Click for more information
By Richard E. Miller, September 27, 2009
The beach at Cape Henry: view northward from the dunes near the marker, toward Cape Charles
Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — Battle of the Capes
On the morning of September 5, 1781, a line of 19 British warships appeared off this cape, headed for Chesapeake Bay. Surprised at anchor in the mouth of the bay, the crews of 24 French warships scrambled out to challenge them. Both fleets sailed . . . — Map (db m23139) HM
Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — KV-17 — British Naval Blockade and Cape Henry Lighthouse / The War of 1812
British Naval Blockade and Cape Henry Lighthouse During the War of 1812, a British naval blockade along much of the U.S. East Coast disrupted foreign trade and interfered with commerce. On 4 Feb. 1813, the blockade was extended to the . . . — Map (db m94317) HM
Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — Cape Henry Memorial — Colonial National Historical Park
Here at Cape Henry first landed in America, upon 26 April 1607, those English colonists who, upon 13 May 1607, established at Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English colony in America. Erected by the National Society, Daughters of the . . . — Map (db m23198) HM
Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — Circular Gun Mount / Fort Story Family Housing
This concrete circular gun mount remains as part of a 16 inch howitzer battery built to defend the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay. The battery was active until the final days of World War II when it was declared obsolete and scrapped. The below . . . — Map (db m94330) HM
Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — First Public Works Project of the United States Government
Construction of the Cape Henry Lighthouse was authorized by the First United States Congress on August 7, 1789. President George Washington personally reviewed bids in January, 1791 and chose John McCombs, a New York Bricklayer, as contractor. . . . — Map (db m77577) HM
Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — Fort Story
Welcome to Fort Story, home to a variety of U.S. Army and Navy units. The installation's 1,451 acres are presently used for training by the Army's 7th Sustainment Brigade, Naval Amphibious forces and Special Operations forces. The post also serves . . . — Map (db m79242) HM
Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — François Joseph Paul de Grasse — Cape Henry Memorial, Colonial National Historical Park
This statue, a gift from France is placed here, overlooking the waters where Admiral Comte de Grasse successfully engaged the British Fleet on September 5, 1781. The “Battle of the Capes” prevented crucial reinforcements from reaching . . . — Map (db m32983) HM
Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — History of Cape Henry Lighthouse
Governor Alexander Spotswood first proposed building a lighthouse at Cape Henry in a message to the Virginia House of Burgesses on November 27, 1720. He suggested the province of Maryland should help pay part of the construction costs. For the next . . . — Map (db m65675) HM
Virginia (Virginia Beach), Fort Story — Old Cape Henry Lighthouse1791
Land given by the State of Virginia 1789 First Lighthouse built by the United States Government Deeded by Congress in 1930 to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities — Map (db m77547) HM
Virginia (Virginia Beach), Little Creek — Bataan Corregidor Memorial
Navy - Marines - Army - Army Air Corps Dec. 8, 1941 — May 6, 1943 In honor of the 60,000 "Battling Bastards" of Bataan/Corregidor Philippine Islands May we never forget their sacrifices — Map (db m98417) HM
Virginia (Virginia Beach), Little Creek — Pearl Harbor Memorial
The same inscription is engraved on both sides of the marker: In memory of those 2403 heroes who made the supreme sacrifice and to the survivors of Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii A day that will live in infamy "Remember Pearl Harbor" . . . — Map (db m98416) WM
Virginia (Virginia Beach), Sandbridge — Charles KuraltOn the Refuge Road
On the Refuge Road Charles Kuralt Charles Kuralt (1934 - 1997) was a native of North Carolina with deep family roots in the Tarheel region. As a distinguished radio and broadcast journalist, Kuralt was the innovator of a popular . . . — Map (db m95979) HM

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