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Fort Monroe


  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

Fort Monroe National Monument spans the American story through the 21st century: American Indian presence, Captain John Smith's journeys, a safe haven for freedom seekers during the Civil War, and a bastion of defense for the Chesapeake Bay. A public planning process will determine future public services and programming at this new national park with a centuries-old tradition. - NPS


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1677/06/10 Miles Cary Sr English commander Col Miles Cary, Sr dies from wounds sustained defending Old Point Comfort Second Anglo-Dutch Naval War
1824/10/09 In preparation for Lafayette's visit to Fort Monroe, a new parade ground is leveled and graded.
1824/10/23 Marquis de Lafayette National Guest Lafayette inspects the unfinished Fort Monroe, reviews the Regiments and eats York River oysters and drinks, and then eats and drinks again. He attends a handsome cotillion party hosted by Eustis at Quarters No 1 and stays the night. Oyster Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1828/12/11 Edgar Allan Poe Military Edgar Poe and Battery H set sail for Fortress Monroe.
1831/00/00 Robert E Lee Post Robert E Lee stationed at Fort Monroe
1832/09/16 George Washington Custis Lee Born George Washington Custis Lee is born at Fort Monroe.
1833/00/00 Henry du Pont Military Post Henry Du Pont graduates from West Point in 1833 and is commissioned a second lieutenant in the US Army. His first assignment is with the Fourth Artillery Regiment, stationed in Fort Monroe, Virginia.
1834/00/00 John Farley Artillery Commander John Farley is stationed at Fort Monroe from 1834-1835, First Lieut, 1st Artillery
1861/04/30 With Forts Monroe and Wool controlling of the entrance to Hampton Roads, Union naval forces blockade Confederate ports to Norfolk and Richmond. Battle of Hampton Roads
1862/03/00 George B McClellan Union Commander Over 400 Union Army ships arrive at Fort Monroe caring 12,1500 troops, 101 heavy siege guns, 44 field artillery batteries, 14,592 animals and 1,150 wagons, the largest American amphibious landing prior to World War II. Siege of Yorktown (1862)
1864/00/00 Col Benjamin W Crowninshield Union Major WHF Lee is captured and held at Fort Monroe. Under the control of Ben Crowninshield, provost marshal on Sheridan's staff, Rooney Lee prefers not to accept any of the privileges Crowninshield tries to bestow upon him.
1864/00/00 William Henry Fitzhugh Lee Prisoner of War WHF Lee is captured and held at Fort Monroe. Under the control of Ben Crowninshield, provost marshal on Sheridan's staff, Rooney Lee prefers not to accept any of the privileges Crowninshield tries to bestow upon him.
1865/05/22 Jefferson Davis Confederate President Confederate President Davis is imprisoned at Ft Monroe, Virginia in casement No 2 Flight of Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Cabinet

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Particulars for Fort Monroe:
Owner Federal
Structure Type Fortification
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance Local
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000912
Resource Type:
Owner: Federal
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved, Additional documentation
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National; Local
Area of Significance: Military, Politics-government
Applicable Criteria: Event, Person
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1800-1824, 1825-1849, 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1819, 1946
Associated People: Davis,Jefferson
Historic Function: Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Fortification
Current Function: Defense
Current Sub-Function: Fortification

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