Fortress Monroe

Item Info

Item No: pdca00070
Title: Fortress Monroe
Media Type: Engravings
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Aerial view of the fortress which sits at Old Point Comfort, the southern tip of the Virginia Peninsular, guarding the navigational channel between the Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads. Clearly seen is the moat, an unusual feature for a fort, which completely surrounds the stone walls. The buildings of the town of Hampton are clearly shown partly surounding the fort. Sailing ships ply the waters in the foreground.