Created by Tom Horn on 8 Dec 2009, Last Update on 3 May 2010

Fort Drewry - 15 May 1862

Five U.S. Navy gunboats, including the ironclads USS Monitor and Galena, steamed up the James River to test the defenses of Richmond. They encountered submerged obstacles and deadly accurate fire from the batteries at Drewry's Bluff.

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Tags : Virginia,Naval,Combat

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