Monday, August 6, 2012

Forts Nelson And Norfolk

Fort Nelson, Fort Norfolk and the Marine Hospital:

Norfolk in 1813 was covered by Fort Norfolk on the right and Fort Nelson on the left bank of the Elizabeth River. These two feeble works and two small redoubts, called Forts Tar and Barbour, protecting the land approaches, being entirely insufficient for a good defense, Armistead threw up some additional intrenchments on Craney Island... .

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