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Engagement at Sewell's Point, VA
in the American Civil War
May 18-19, 1861
Official Records, Reports (Page
The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of
the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, by the United
States War Department, 1880
Union Battle Summary
|Sewell's Point, VA., May 18-19, 1861. U.S.S.
Monticello. Confederate reports state that the steamer Monticello
opened fire upon the unfinished batteries at Sewell's point, and that
Gen Gwynn hurried 5 pieces of artillery down from Norfolk, placed them
in position and returned the fire on the 19th, when the vessel was
disabled and withdrew.
Source: The Union Army, Volume 6, Cyclopedia of Battles Helena Road