“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bald Head Island in Brunswick County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Revolutionary War Fort

Revolutionary War Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, March 29, 2018
1. Revolutionary War Fort Marker
Inscription.  British troops constructed Fort George to defend Bald Head Island and their warships’ anchorage at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. American forces attacked the fort, but were repulsed, in early September 1776. This was believed to be the first amphibious operation in American military history.
Erected by Village of Bald Head Island.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1776.
Location. 33° 52.406′ N, 78° 0.04′ W. Marker is in Bald Head Island, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is at the intersection of Light House Wynd and Ballast Stone Alley, on the left when traveling west on Light House 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 Encampment Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Guarding the Confederacy Lifeline (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Battery No. 4 (about 500 feet away); Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Battery Holmes
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Batteries No. 1 and No. 2 (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Blockade Runner Ella (approx. one 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 171 times since then and 22 times this year. Photo   1. 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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Sep. 28, 2021