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Artist's depiction of Fortress Monroe and Old Point Comfort, Virginia, as it was in 1861, circa 1930-1945

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Alternate title:Fortress Monroe and Old Point Comfort, Va., as it was in 1861
Summary:Artist's depiction of Fortress Monroe and Old Point Comfort, Virginia, as it was in 1861, circa 1930-1945. Caption reads: "This fortification was originally constructed in 1609, and was then known as Fort Algernoune. The construction of Fortress Monroe was begun in 1819 and finished in 1830. The battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac on March 9, 1862, the first conflict between iron clad vessels, was fought in Hampton Roads, in sight of this fortress." Postcard number: 55371.
Provider:Louis Kaufmann & Sons
Curt Teich & Co.
Printing place:North America
United States of America
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:Baltimore
Temporal subject: 1861-1870
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – District:Old Point Comfort
Topical subjects:United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Forts & fortifications
Fort Monroe (Va.)
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
War, Military
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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