Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Fortress Monroe” in chapter 14, page 172 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
...erwards withdrawn within the new lines constructed around Norfolk.
When the rebel army was moving North, upon Maryland and Pennsylvania, General Dix sent all of his available force from Norfolk and Fortress Monroe up the York River, for the purpose of cutting off Lee's communications with Richmond and of attacking that place, which was then defended by only a handful of militia.
The expedition, however, fail...
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