Between Fort Monroe and Sewell's Point is Fort Wool, almost covering a small island called Rip Raps.
She was in such shallow water that the Confederate iron-clad ram could not get near her at ebb tide, and about 5 o'clock the Confederates postponed her capture until the next day and anchored off Sewell's Point.
At Sewell's Point, on Hampton Roads, in 1907 was held the Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition.
In 1899 the first County Council elections were held in Norfolk and Philip Sewell was elected alderman.
Rayner and Sewell were a different matter; carefully and methodically, they completely excavated the cellars.