Robert E. LeeIn the summer of 1834, having supervised Fort Monroe's completion, engineer Robert E. Lee took up residence in Fort Calhoun's officer's quarters. Three years earlier, ominous fissures had materialized in the citadel's stone piers and arches. Unexpectedly, the weight added by the fort's walls was causing a renewed settling of the Rip Raps, and all construction was halted until the settling subsided. Lee was assigned responsibility for the placement of load stone and sand on the fort's exterior and interior to hasten the island's settling process. Lee began to sense that to finish the fort might be "too great a labor even for a Hercules."
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|Date Added||Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 384118 N 4094204|
|Decimal Degrees||36.98683333, -76.30213333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 59.21', W 76° 18.128'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 59' 12.6" N, 76° 18' 7.68" W|
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