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

Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Encampment Site

Fort Holmes 1863 - 1865 Encampment Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Keller, March 29, 2018
1. Fort Holmes 1863 - 1865 Encampment Site Marker
Inscription.  In this area stood the main base camp for Fort Holmes’s garrison troops, and the headquarters of Colonel John J. Hedrick, 40th Regiment NC Troops. The barracks and storehouses were made largely of red cedar lumber and shingles, hewed from Bald Head Island trees. Confederate soldiers destroyed Fort Holmes when they evacuated Bald Head on January 16, 1865.
Erected by Village of Bald Head Island.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is January 16, 1865.
Location. 33° 52.391′ N, 78° 0.042′ W. Marker is on Bald Head Island, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is on Ballast Stone Ally east of North Bald Head Wynd, on the right when traveling east. 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. Revolutionary War Fort (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);
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Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Battery Holmes (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.
Also see . . .  Col John Jackson Hedrick. (Submitted on April 1, 2018.)
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 347 times since then and 78 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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