History of Fort Monroe by Arthur, Robert

Cover of: History of Fort Monroe | Arthur, Robert

Published by Printing plant, The Coast Artillery School in Fort Monroe, Va .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Fort Monroe (Va.),
  • Virginia

Subjects:

  • Fort Monroe (Va.) -- History.,
  • Virginia -- History.

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementby Robert Arthur ... with a foreword by Brigadier General Robert E. Callan.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF234.O4 A8
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 290 p.
Number of Pages290
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6762915M
LC Control Number31023575
OCLC/WorldCa3940517

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Strategically located on Old Point Comfort guarding the entrance to Hampton Roads and dominating the lower Chesapeake Bay, Fort Monroe quickly became a Federal bastionwithin the Confederacy and influenced many of. THE FORT MONROE STORY Years of History. For at least years, the point of land known as Old Point Comfort that now includes Fort Monroe has served as the key defensive site at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.

Beginning with Native American’s use years before the settling of Jamestown to its most recent mission as the US Army’s. Fort Monroe contains magic– within the calm waters of the moat, within the silent watchful granite, within the way the structure seems always old and always new.

A place built to aid in the progress of war, Fort Monroe brings peace. My Story. To me Fort Monroe, Virginia is an island, not a spit. It lies far away from the mainland.

Fort Monroe became a historic national landmark in and the Algernourne Oak is one of the reasons. The oak also is one of the reasons why the fort. Fort Monroe, preserved as the Fort Monroe National Monument, is a decommissioned military installation in Hampton, Virginia, at Old Point Comfort, the southern tip of the Virginia Peninsula, United with Fort Wool, Fort Monroe originally guarded the navigation channel between the Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads—the natural roadstead at the confluence of the Elizabeth, the.

Fort Monroe () - Designed as the first Third System Fort by Brigadier General Simon Bernard and officially named for President James Monroe in Construction on Fort Monroe began in and was completed in First known as Fortress vated 15 Sepdeclared a national monument 1 Nov Fort Monroe: The Key to the South is a powerful pictorial portraying the exciting history of the only fort in the Upper South to remain under Union control throughout the Civil War.

Strategically located on Old Point Comfort guarding the entrance to Hampton Roads and dominating the lower. Pictures: Fort Monroe, the Gibraltar of the Chesapeake Bay at PM Images trace the history of Fort Monroe from the era of the Civil War to present.

The Deadly History Of This Virginia Fortress Is Terrifying But True. The history behind Fort Monroe is a vast and complicated one. Built in the s to protect the state’s mainland, Fort Monroe symbolized different things to different groups of people. “It was a keystone in the Lincoln administration’s strategy to wage war in Virginia and the Carolinas,” says J.

Michael Cobb, curator at the Hampton History Museum. “If Fort Monroe had. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Arthur, Robert, History of Fort Monroe. Fort Monroe, Va., Printing plant, the Coast.

By Sheri Bailey and Steven T. Corneliussen August will bring national attention to slavery’s Virginia beginnings at Point Comfort, now called Fort Monroe where “20 and odd negars” came ashore in August But just after the Civil War started, in Maythat precious Black history landscape was also where brave, enterprising Black [ ].

After World War II, Fort Monroe's role as a coastal defense installation ended, and the post took on new missions as a training headquarters facility. With more than original photographs, this volume unveils the layered history of this massive stone-and-brick installation from the. Fort Monroe and the Historic Visit of Lafayette Fort Monroe Fort Monroe Remembers Simon Bernard.

Books. Visit for a list of books about Fort Monroe. Poetry. It’s said that the inspiration for Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “Annabel Lee” came from his time at Fort Monroe. Poe was stationed at Fort Monroe during his tenure in the. overview of the history of the area and how Fort Monroe was involved.

The overview will allow for a greater understanding of the sites that will be seen along the trail. The museum is self-guided and free of charge. Guided tours are available for groups of 10 or.

About Phoebus & Fort Monroe Memories. Phoebus & Fort Monroe Memories is a community-driven initiative to preserve and share the vibrant history of Phoebus and Fort Monroe in Virginia.

Phoebus was known as Little Chicago during the 20th century and is remembered today for its 63 saloons and epic riots during the Spanish-American War and its rise in bootlegging and gambling during Prohibition. Women of Fort Monroe: Army Women in World War II Women have played an important role in the history of Fort Monroe over the years, but World War II was especially important as it was the first time in US Army history that women were officially allowed to serve in the Army, instead of simply as auxiliaries or “with” the Army, but not in it.

Fort Monroe was once a powerful symbol of America's national defense system. From toits primary military mission was to protect Hampton Roads and the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay from enemy attacks. Over the years, as military technology advanced, Fort Monroe. Along with Fort Wool, Fort Monroe guarded the navigation channel between the Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads--the natural roadstead at the confluence of the Elizabeth, the Nansemond and the James rivers.

Surrounded by a moat, the seven-sided fort is the largest stone fort. : Defender of the Chesapeake: The Story of Fort Monroe () by Richard P.

Weinert Jr.; Robert Arthur and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices. A history of Old Point Comfort and Fortress Monroe, Va., from to January 1st,Contributor Names Dalby, J.

Arnold, [from old catalog] Created / Published Norfolk, Va., Landmark steam book and job presses,   "I want to start a dialogue of visual memories and personal anecdotes that captures the heritage of Fort Monroe that you will not find in a history book."While Fort Monroe.

The history associated with Fort Monroe goes well beyond what we read in history books. For far too long, the history surrounding the experiences of minorities and women have been largely overlooked or disregarded. From time to time, the past needs to be reexamined to ensure that all experiences are included in the unified story of our past.

Contrabands Fort Monroe -- Thousands of fugitive slaves flocked to Fort Monroe after Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler began giving them asylum as contraband of war in May Hampton’s national monument, Fort Monroe, plays a large part in Hampton’s history.

Inthe English explorer Captain John Smith came ashore near Fort Monroe. Incolonial settlers built a wooden structure large enough to hold 50 men and seven mounted cannons, and called it Fort Algernourne. Init would serve as a landing place in the New World for Africans brought in as. The register, handwritten entries in two books, is the subject of a recently published paper, "Humanizing the Enslaved of Fort Monroe's Arc.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Revised edition of: History of Fort Monroe / by Robert Arthur. 1st ed. Description. A Brief History of Fort Monroe - Present.

Fort Algernourne ( - ), which was rebuilt inwas first located here. It was a triangular stockade containing seven cannons and fifty people in Later, Fort George ( - ) was built on the site, but it was destroyed by a hurricane. Inthe Old Point Comfort lighthouse was built. FORT MONROE, Va.

- If Fort Monroe could talk, it could tell you countless tales of the history it has seen. “Ghost stories have been a part of the culture here at the fort for a long, long time. Fort Monroe in Virginia is the site where the first enslaved Africans arrived in English North America in Back then it was called Point Comfort.

Commemoration events. We LOVED our visit to Fort Monroe!!. We walked the miles around the rampart of the Fort. It was very cool to do that. The pet cemetery was great to see as well. A great view of the Lighthouse and the historic main house where George Washington stayed were well visible from the rampart as well.

Unfortunately, the museum was still closed due /5(). Today in Hampton History —The Marquis de Lafayette, the last surviving major general on the Patriot side in the American Revolution, visits Fort Monroe, whe re he inspects and reviews the troops and then crosses over the Hampton Roads channel to observe Fort Calhoun (now Fort Wool) during his nostalgic grand tour of the United States.

Fort Monroe is successfully transitioning from a military base to a local hang out. The beaches are beautiful. There are a few restaurants, Firehouse coffee is a favorite for coffee and ice cream, the Y is in a hundred year old building, there is a community center with TripAdvisor reviews.

Today, a vital Phoebus stands at the crossroads of the proud institutions that helped forge the community: Fort Monroe, Hampton University, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Rich and diverse historical influences have played a crucial part in shaping Phoebus during its year history – a unique, colorful crossroads community. The casemate at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Va., where fugitive slaves once flocked to find freedom.

The fort will be returned to state control inand many want to honor its history.History. The status of Southern-owned slaves after Confederate states had engaged in the American Civil War became an issue early innot long after hostilities began.

At Fort Monroe in Virginia's Hampton Roads, Major General Benjamin Butler, commander, learned that three slaves had made their way across Hampton Roads harbor from Confederate-occupied Norfolk County, and presented.On a rainy evening during the Civil War’s second May, President Abraham Lincoln boarded a treasury department ship to sail to Union-held Fort Monroe in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

The trip resulted in the first and only time in the country’s history that a sitting president took direct control of military forces, both army and navy, to wage a.

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