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 Posted: Tue Jun 9th, 2009 12:21 pm
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The armament of Fortress Monroe 'round March, 1862 is not mentioned by the press. I do know the place had a mortar battery of 8" and 10" bore tubes at the time. Latter in the year 1862, motivated by the attack of the C.S.S. Virginia and news of more Confederate armor abuilding, Fortress Monroe was given substantially greater armament. The following link to the NYT's archives:

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9905E7D61F3FEE34BC4052DFB6678389679FDE

I'll dig into what ordnance records I have in order to get a count for Monroe's March ordnance roster. A lot of the pertinent documents are no longer with us.

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