Tuesday, May 24, 2011

1912 New Post Library, Fortress Monroe, Virginia

[LIB1775] Fort Monroe (also known as Fortress Monroe) is a military installation in Hampton, Virginia – at Old Point Comfort, the southern tip of the Virginia Peninsula. Along with Fort Wool, Fort Monroe guarded the navigational channel between the Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads – the natural roadstead at the confluence of the Elizabeth, the Nansemond and the James rivers. Completely surrounded by a moat, the six-sided stone fort is the only remaining fort in the United States still active as an Army post – though it is now scheduled for decommissioning. [Wikipedia]

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