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Engagement at Sewell's Point, VA
in the American Civil War
May 18-19, 1861

Online Books:
Official Records, Reports (Page 33-35)
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 - Z, 1908


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