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

Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Battery No. 4

 
 
Fort Holmes, 1863 - 1865 Battery No. 4 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, March 29, 2018
1. Fort Holmes, 1863 - 1865 Battery No. 4 Marker
Inscription.  Battery No. 4 highlights what remains of Fort Holmes. This crescent-shaped sand bastion mounted two 24-pounder and two 32-pounder cannon to guard against an enemy attack from the direction of East Beach and Bald Head Creek. The battery and a large ordnance magazine for storing gunpowder and artillery projectiles remain essentially intact.
 
Erected by Village of Bald Head Island.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 33° 52.334′ N, 77° 59.985′ W. Marker is in Bald Head Island, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is at the intersection of Light House Wynd and North Bald Head Wynd, on the left when traveling north 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. Guarding the Confederacy Lifeline (here, next to this marker); Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Encampment Site (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Revolutionary War Fort (about 500 feet
Larger area view of Battery No. 4 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, March 29, 2018
2. Larger area view of Battery No. 4 Marker
away); 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. 0.9 miles away); Captain Charlie’s Station (approx. 2.6 miles away); Generator House (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bald Head Island.
 
Additional comments.
1. Battery No.4 site
I did not walk down this footpath shown in photo. I assume there would be a good photo-op of the battery at the end? If so maybe someone will add it.
    — Submitted April 1, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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