War of 1812 in Virginia

quickly-built fortifications at Craney Island blocked a British attempt to seize the Gosport Navy Yard in 1814
quickly-built fortifications at Craney Island blocked a British attempt to seize the Gosport Navy Yard in 1814
Source: Library of Congress, Part of the Province of Virginia (1791)

The Chesapeake Bay: Avenue for Attack

Craney Island

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after the British Army burned public buildings in Washington DC, Alexandria surrendered to a fleet and allowed its warehouses to be looted
after the British Army burned public buildings in Washington DC, Alexandria surrendered to a fleet and allowed its warehouses to be looted
Source: Architect of the Capitol, British Burn the Capitol, 1814


The Military in Virginia
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