Smart's Mill/North End Mill FortificationsThese earthworks are the remains of Fort Nonsense, ﬁrst called the Smart's Mill or North End Mill fortification. Enslaved black laborers under the supervision of 2nd Lt. William Henry Clarke, an engineer who graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1859, constructed the works in 1861. The fort was intended to block Union forces from advancing westward from the Chesapeake Bay through Mathews and Gloucester Counties toward the Confederate capital in Richmond. Never used as planned, the fortification became popularly known as Fort Nonsense.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil WarTrails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 4:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 372248 N 4147650|
|Decimal Degrees||37.46691667, -76.44463333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 28.015', W 76° 26.678'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 28' 0.90" N, 76° 26' 40.68" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1140-1198 Windsor Rd, North VA 23128, US|
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