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Bald Head Island in Brunswick County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Battery Holmes

 
 
Fort Holmes, 1863 - 1865 Battery Holmes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, March 29, 2018
1. Fort Holmes, 1863 - 1865 Battery Holmes Marker
Inscription.  Fort Holmes’s largest earthen battery was built on the southwestern elbow of Bald Head Island to guard Old Inlet for blockade running ships. Its seacoast cannon provided cross-fire with Fort Caswell on Oak Island. Erosion claimed Battery Holmes by 1871. Its site remains underwater about 700 yards to the west.
 
Erected by Village of Bald Head Island.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 33° 52.242′ N, 78° 0.23′ W. Marker is in Bald Head Island, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is at the intersection of West Bald Head Wynd and Sea Gull Trail, on the right when traveling south on West Bald Head Wynd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Southport NC 28461, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Batteries No. 1 and No. 2 (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Encampment Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Guarding the Confederacy Lifeline (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Battery No. 4
Battery Holmes Marker near Seagull Trail image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, March 29, 2018
2. Battery Holmes Marker near Seagull Trail
(approx. ¼ mile away); Revolutionary War Fort (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Blockade Runner Ella (approx. ¾ mile away); Captain Charlie’s Station (approx. 2.7 miles away); Generator House (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bald Head Island.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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