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Fort Monroe Virginia Historical Markers

 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2017
Engineer Wharf Marker
Virginia, Fort Monroe — Engineer Wharf
Built by the Corps of Engineers about 1818, this was for many years a very important wharf. Jefferson Davis was landed here as a prisoner on May 22, 1865. — Map (db m103842) HM
Virginia, Fort Monroe — Fort Monroe Arsenal
Building 27 was constructed about 1860. During the Civil War, and for a number of years after, it was occupied by the machine shop of the Fort Monroe Arsenal. This arsenal specialized in the manufacture of seacoast gun carriages. — Map (db m103841) HM
Virginia, Fort Monroe — Fort Monroe History
For Your Information Safety is our top priority at Fort Monroe Fort Monroe History Fort Monroe, decommissioned in 2011, provided coastal defense to the Chesapeake Bay and served as an artillery school for the Army from the early . . . — Map (db m103898) HM
Virginia, Fort Monroe — Fort Monroe History
For Your Information Safety is our top priority at Fort Monroe Fort Monroe History Fort Monroe, decommissioned in 2011, provided coastal defense to the Chesapeake Bay and served as an artillery school for the Army from the early . . . — Map (db m103899) HM
Virginia, Fort Monroe — Fort Monroe Seawall HistoryProtecting the Coast
Strategic Location Fort Monroe occupies a peninsula in the shape of the letter "J" or a “fishhook" surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads, and Mill Creek. The southern tip of the peninsula is known as Old Point Comfort and . . . — Map (db m103859) HM
Virginia, Fort Monroe — Fort Monroe Seawall HistorySeawall Construction Details
The first concrete seawall, constructed at Fort Monroe between March and August of 1895, was designed to provide better protection against coastal flooding and erosion. This concrete wall extended 664 feet from the eastern edge of where . . . — Map (db m103860) HM
Virginia, Fort Monroe — Harbor Defense Regimental Distinctive Insignia
Harbor defense regiments were formed in the Coast Artillery Corps from SEP companies in 1924. The distinctive insignia of these regiments and station of the regimental headquarters in 1939 are shown on the signs of this battery. The regiments were . . . — Map (db m103843) HM

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