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

Fort Monroe

 
 
Fort Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. Fort Monroe Marker
Inscription. The fort was begun in 1819 and named for President James Monroe. It remained in possession of the Union forces, 1861-65, and from it as a base McClellan began the Peninsular Campaign, 1862. Jefferson Davis was imprisoned here, 1865-67.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number 90-W.)
 
Location. 37° 0.26′ N, 76° 18.687′ W. Marker is in Fort Monroe, Virginia, in Hampton. Marker is at the intersection of Ingalls Road (U.S. 258) and Main Gate, on the left when traveling south on Ingalls Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Monroe VA 23651, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rodman Gun (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Rodman Gun (a few steps from this marker); Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedomís Fortress (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Cistern (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Monroe (about 800 feet away); Eprouvette Mortar (approx. 0.2 miles away); 12-Pounder Howitzer (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monroe.
 
Also see . . .
Marker on Grounds of Fort Monroe image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. Marker on Grounds of Fort Monroe
 Unofficial Fort Monroe website. (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNotable BuildingsNotable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
Fort Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
3. Fort Monroe Marker
Marker is on a small open green near the main gate of the fort that also contains several cannon monuments.
Fort Monroe image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
4. Fort Monroe
Fort Monroe is the largest fort in the United States and has been continously garrisoned by the Army for over 150 years. Unless things change, however, the fort will be closed in 2011.
Jefferson Davis Casemate image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
5. Jefferson Davis Casemate
Jefferson Davis, former President of the Confederate States of America, was held in this casemate in Fort Monroe from May 22 through May 28, 1865. He was moved to Carroll Hall after his health began to suffer as a result of his confinement.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,021 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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