Battle of Fort Drewry (or Fort Darling)

Location: Drewry's Bluff (near Richmond, VA)
Dates: May 15, 1862
Union Commander:  John Rodgers, Commander
Confederate Commander:  William Mahone, Brigadier General and
                                          S.S. Lee, Captain

Battle Summary:
Drewry's Bluff was a significant component of the defenses of Richmond.  Overlooking the James River, Fort Drewry commanded the approaches to Richmond, from the Potomac River.  Built 100 feet above the river, the fort also was in a strategic position to protect from attack on the Bermuda 100.

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The James River from Fort Drewry.

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