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Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Retreat / Courtesies

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2021
1. Retreat / Courtesies Marker
Inscription.  
Retreat
Retreat is a custom first used by the French Army and dates back to the Crusades. Retreat is sounded at sunset and its purpose was to notify sentries to start challenging until sunrise and to tell the rank and file to go to their quarters. Today retreat signifies the end of the work day.

Courtesies
During retreat, personnel in military uniform will render the hand salute. Personnel in civilian attire will place their right hand over their heart. Male personnel wearing hats will remove their hats and using their right hand place their hats over their hearts.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsMilitaryWars, Non-US.
 
Location. 37° 0.103′ N, 76° 18.519′ W. Marker is in Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Bernard Road just west of Bernard Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 Bernard Rd, Fort Monroe VA 23651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Notable Locations in the Hampton Roads (a few steps from this marker); Lantaka
Retreat / Courtesies Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2021
2. Retreat / Courtesies Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish 1-½ Pounder (within shouting distance of this marker); 12-Pounder Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); 3 – Inch Ordnance Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Monroe (within shouting distance of this marker); "Ruth Window" (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monroe.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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