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Fort Monroe

Fort Monroe
Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, started as a defense for Jamestown in 1609 under the name Fort Algernourne. Later, the fort became a strategic post for the Union during the Civil War. During that war, Fort Monroe became refuge to as many as 10,000 escaped slaves seeking protection in the Union-controlled site. Today, Monroe is home to the Army's Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, but is scheduled to close in 2011 as part of the military's Base Realignment and Closure plan. Since that announcement was made two years ago, there has been debate about whether it should be handed over for private development or turned into a national park. Show more »
Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, started as a defense for Jamestown in 1609 under the name Fort Algernourne. Later, the fort became a strategic post for the Union during the Civil War. During that war, Fort Monroe became refuge to as many as 10,000 escaped slaves seeking protection in the Union-controlled site. Today, Monroe is home to the Army's Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, but is scheduled to close in 2011 as part of the military's Base Realignment and Closure plan. Since that announcement was made two years ago, there has been debate about whether it should be handed over for private development or turned into a national park. Show more » « Show less

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    Battlefield Virginia

    From the heavy guns of a seacoast fort through battle-scarred Yorktown and the swampy outskirts of Richmond, the Virginia Peninsula tells the story of a massive war campaign and the evolution of warfare. Along this finger of land cut by the York and...