Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fort Monroe

One of our outings while grandparents were here was going to Fort Monroe. Though we have been before, it is a singular place and was worth visiting again. Older than the Civil War, much of its famous history was made during the Civil War. One of its nicknames was Fort Freedom because if slaves could make it there, they were considered contraband of war by the general of the fort and could expect freedom. It is also where Jefferson Davis was kept imprisoned at the end of the war while he awaited trial.

Check out this battle scarred flag that is on display there. I love the flag! I have to say my favorite part of the whole day was putting each one of my children behind bars. Sometimes, they really do deserve that. :-)

Walking along the top of the fort allows views of the surrounding water. You can also see where the cannons were kept. It was a nice day so it felt good to be outside.

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