Battle of Gloucester Point (1861)
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Battle of Gloucester Point, Virginia was an inconclusive exchange of cannon fire between a shore battery manned by Virginia forces before they were formally transferred to the Confederate States Army and the Union gunboat USS Yankee which was patrolling the York River on May 7, 1861, soon after the start of the American Civil War. The battle is notable because it is the earliest exchange of gunfire between the Union Navy and organized Rebel forces after the surrender of Fort Sumter on April 14, 1861 and the earliest reported military engagement in Virginia during the Civil War.
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 152 x 229 x 9mm | 245g
- 15 Jun 2011
- United States