Fort Pocahontas at Wilson's Wharf

Sturgeon's Point Road

Fort Pocahontas was an earthen fort built and manned by hundreds of United States Colored Troops under the direct command of Brigadier General Edward Augustus Wild. The May 24, 1864, action resulted in a victory for the USCTs against an attack led by Major General Fitzhugh Lee, Robert E. Lee's nephew. Every year in May this battle is reenacted ont he very same battledfield on which it occurred.