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Fort Monroe and Coastal Defense

Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, had been designated as the Coast Artillery School in 1907, and became the center of coast artillery training during the war. Fort Monroe was the center of defense for the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads. An anti-submarine net was stretched between Fort Monroe and Fort Wool and a second was laid near Thimble Shoal at the southern end of the Bay. Also part of coastal defense and defense of the Chesapeake Bay, Fort Story in Princess Anne County (now, Virginia Beach) was garrisoned with troops and artillery from Fort Monroe.

U.S. Battleship Fleet in Hampton Roads seen from Front Monroe, Circa 1910-1920. Firing Big Guns at Fort Story, Cape Henry near Norfolk, Virginia, Circa 1918 The Ramparts at Fortress Monroe, Circa 1900 Hotel Chamberlin at Fort Monroe, Circa 1900
U.S. Battleship Fleet in Hampton Roads seen from Front Monroe, Circa 1910-1920 Firing Big Guns at Fort Story, Cape Henry near Norfolk, Virginia, Circa 1918 The Ramparts at Fortress Monroe, Circa 1900 Hotel Chamberlin at Fort Monroe, Circa 1900
View of Soldiers and Guns U.S. Naval officers inspecting mine picked up off the Atlantic coast, 1918 View of Soldiers and Guns
View of Soldiers
and Guns
U.S. Naval officers inspecting mine picked up off the Atlantic coast, 1918 View of Soldiers
and Guns


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