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Kure Beach in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lamb Expands the Fort, 1862-1865

 
 
Lamb Expands the Fort, 1862-1865 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
1. Lamb Expands the Fort, 1862-1865 Marker
Inscription. Col. William Lamb took command on July 4, 1862. For two years over 1,000 soldiers, slaves, and free blacks worked six days a week.

J.A. McMillan, a soldier at Fort Fisher, wrote: “They everlastingly make us work. … We work nine hours these hot days.”
 
Erected by Fort Fisher State Historic Site‎. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Location. 33° 58.325′ N, 77° 55.115′ W. Marker is in Kure Beach, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker can be reached from Fort Fisher Boulevard South (U.S. 421) near Battle Acre Road. Click for map. This marker is located along the quarter-mile tour trail at Fort Fisher State Historic Site‎. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1610 Fort Fisher Boulevard South, Kure Beach NC 28449, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Growth of Fort Fisher, 1861-1862 (a few steps from this marker); History Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Blockade-Running (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Trophy of War (about 300 feet away); Shepherd’s Battery (about 300 feet away); Fort Fisher’s Armstrong Canon
Lamb Expands the Fort, 1862-1865 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
2. Lamb Expands the Fort, 1862-1865 Marker
(about 300 feet away); River Road Sally Port (about 400 feet away); Capture! (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Kure Beach.
 
More about this marker. On the upper right is a photo with the caption, "The landface in 1865 showed the results of Lamb’s work."
On the lower left is a photo with the caption, "Lamb built elevated gun batteries between mounds of earth."
On the lower right is a drawing with the caption, "Lamb, a newspaper editor, was not an engineer but had read about Russian sand forts of the Crimean War."
 
Also see . . .  Fort Fisher. North Carolina Historic Site‎s (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Fort Fisher Land Face image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
3. Fort Fisher Land Face
Col. William Lamb of Norfolk, Virginia. image. Click for full size.
Battles and Leaders of the Civil War
4. Col. William Lamb of Norfolk, Virginia.
Fort Fisher panoramic view of front. (Part 2) image. Click for full size.
By Timothy H. O'Sullivan, 1865
5. Fort Fisher panoramic view of front. (Part 2)
Library of Congress [LC-B817- 7480]
Three first traverses on land end, Fort Fisher, N.C. image. Click for full size.
By Timothy H. O'Sullivan, 1865
6. Three first traverses on land end, Fort Fisher, N.C.
Positive by Alexander Gardner. Library of Congress [LC-DIG-ppmsca-12599]
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 684 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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