Fort Nelson
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Older Riches
N 36° 50.415 W 076° 18.110
18S E 383923 N 4077941
Quick Description: Fort Nelson
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/6/2006 4:02:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMPQC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 40

Long Description:
On the site of Portsmouth Naval Hospital stood Fort Nelson. There, Virginia's Revolutionary government late in 1776 constructed the fort of timber and rammed with earth. Three years later, the british fleet commanded by Admiral Sir George Collier confiscated its artillery and supplies and destroyed most of the parpet. In 1779-1781, both Lord Cornwallis and General Benedict Arnold occupied the fort. It was reconstructed in 1799 of earth lined with brick, following a design by architect B. Henry Latrobe. Confederate government strengthend Fort Nelson, but on 10 May 1861 Union army occupied Norfolk and Fort Nelson.
Marker Number: K 265

Marker Title: Fort Nelson

Marker Location: Portsmouth, Va

County or Independent City: City of Portsmouth

Marker Program Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources 1997

Web Site: Not listed

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