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

Shepherd’s Bombproof

 
 
Shepherd’s Bombproof Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
1. Shepherd’s Bombproof Marker
Inscription. Improved artillery made brick forts obsolete. Rooms covered with sand provided better protection for defenders.
 
Erected by Fort Fisher State Historic Site‎. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Location. 33° 58.321′ N, 77° 55.199′ 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. Shepherd’s Battery (here, next to this marker); Restoration of Shepherd’s Battery (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Shepherd’s Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); River Road Sally Port (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Fiasco - The First Battle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capture! (about 400 feet away); Lamb Expands the Fort, 1862-1865 (about 400 feet away); Growth of Fort Fisher, 1861-1862 (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Kure Beach.
 
More about this marker.
View of Shepherd’s Bombproof. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
2. View of Shepherd’s Bombproof.
On the upper right is a drawing with the caption,"Here at Shepherd’s Battery the entrance tunnel was 63 feet long and 3 feet wide. The bombproof itself was 15 by 18 feet and 5 feet high."

On the left is a period photo with the caption, "Despite two immense naval bombardments of approximately 20,000 projectiles each, all thirty covered rooms survived."

On the lower right is a period photo with the caption,"This photo of Shepherd’s Battery was taken in 1865 after the fall of the fort."
 
Also see . . .  Fort Fisher. North Carolina Historic Site‎s (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Shepherd’s Bombproof image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
3. Shepherd’s Bombproof
The pulpit, Fort Fisher, N.C. image. Click for full size.
By Timothy H. O'Sullivan, Jan 1865
4. The pulpit, Fort Fisher, N.C.
Positive by Alexander Gardner. Library of Congress [LC-DIG-ppmsca-12600]
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 665 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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