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)

Hoffler's Creek and Craney Island have been transformed since the Battle of Craney Island in 1814
Hoffler's Creek and Craney Island have been transformed since the Battle of Craney Island in 1814
Source: ESRI, ArcGIS Online

the British raided up the Potomac River in 1814, reaching Alexandria after the burning of public buildings in Washington
the British raided up the Potomac River in 1814, reaching Alexandria after the burning of public buildings in Washington
Source: Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection, Campaigns of the War of 1812 ("Historical Atlas" by William R. Shepherd, 1923)

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
Virginia Places