Fort Monroe, Napoleon Bonaparte

In 1819 Napoléon Bonaparte’s Aide General Simon Bernard Was The Chief Engineer For The Construction Of Fort Monroe In Virginia

Édouard Baille’s painting of French General Simon Bernard.

In 1819, after the United States Congress approved the construction of a set of coastal forts, General Simon Bernard was named the Chief Engineer for Fort Monroe. General Simon Bernard was an aid to Napoléon Bonaparte, a French military leader who was siding with the United States after the conclusion of the War of 1812.

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