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k, noticing the position of Carney Island, on which a memorable battle was fought by Virginians, says: This little island is situated about five miles from Norfolk, on the southern bank, and commands the mouth of Elizabeth River or entrance to the inner harbor of Norfolk. The blockhouse that was constructed prior to the last war is still standing, and its location is indicated by the octagon dot on the western end of the island. The embankment or fortifications that was thrown up in June, 1813, and behind which our gallant defenders fought the memorable battle of Craney Island, is still standing, an immense monument of the brave spirits that fought in that spirited encounter with the British. Around the blockhouse the bank or fortification is given, but it would be well to state that time and the elements have conspired to beat them down to less than half their former height. Craney Island was the key to the inner harbor of Norfolk, and the resolute stand taken by the A