Fort Monroe

FORT MONROE
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

The story of Fort Monroe.

Fort Monroe is the last fort that is fully enclosed by a moat, built in 1819 and known as Old Point Comfort. Today it is being used as the headquarters of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, however, some entities of long ago still call this place home, or at least haunt this old fort.

Some of the most famous ghosts seen around Fort Monroe include Ulysses S. Grant and Abraham Lincoln. Sauk Chief Black Hawk was imprisoned here after Sioux braves captured him. His sorrowful cries have been heard by many. Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederacy was prisoner here in 1865. The time he spent at Fort Monroe was in chains around his ankles and wrists. He was abused and practically starved to death until President Andrew Jackson heard of the cruel and even frightening conditions. Davis was transferred out of Fort Monroe where he received adequate medical condition. Today, his spirit has been seen in his cell and walking around the passageways in the holding area. The rattling sounds of chains are thought to be that of Jackson as he roams around this area.

An area known as Ghost Alley can be found behind the walls of Fort Monroe. Two separate entities are known to haunt here. The first one is the Woman in White. She is believed to the wife of a Captain whom he murdered. In the Officer’s Quarters in Ghost Alley, a small child can be seen playing from time to time.

If you decide to visit Fort Monroe, be prepared for the expected. There are many ghosts throughout the fort, eerie unearthly sounds, and apparitions. Some have never been explained through legends or reports, however, you may find that this fort is one of the most haunted and secluded in America.


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