Fort Meikel no longer exists. It was constructed in 1864 adjacent to the Petersburg and Norfolk Railroad. In the 1950s, the fort was still there to visit. In the intervening years, the ground was strip-mined, likely to build the Interstate. Thanks to high-resolution images posted on the internet by the Library of Congress, we can revisit the scene and see how the fort appeared from the outside looking in to Timothy O'Sullivan and his crew. One view (LC 00518) looks south from Fort Morton. A second view (LC 00530) looks south from Battery XVI.
Photographic Views of Fort Miekel