Battle of Fort Drewry (or Fort Darling)
Location: Drewry's Bluff (near Richmond, VA)
Dates: May 15, 1862
Union Commander: John Rodgers, Commander
, Brigadier General and
S.S. Lee, Captain
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.
the Confederate Navy scuttled the "iron-clad" Virginia...
The James River from Fort Drewry.
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