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

Confederate Blockade Runner Ella

 
 
Confederate Blockade Runner Ella Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Keller, March 29, 2018
1. Confederate Blockade Runner Ella Marker
Inscription.  
Union ships chased the blockade runner Ella ashore on Bald Head Island as she tried to enter Old Inlet on December 3, 1864. Over the following two days, Confederate soldiers from Fort Holmes salvaged goods from the derelict vessel before she was destroyed by Union gunboats. Her remains are located about one mile off the South Beach.
 
Erected by Village of Bald Head Island.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is December 3, 1864.
 
Location. 33° 51.58′ N, 78° 0.231′ W. Marker is in Bald Head Island, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is on South Bald Head Wynd, 0.1 miles south of Salt Meadow Trail, on the right when traveling south. 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. 0.6 miles away); Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Battery Holmes (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Battery No. 4 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Guarding the Confederacy Lifeline
Photo looking offshore to where ship lays under water image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Keller, March 29, 2018
2. Photo looking offshore to where ship lays under water
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Encampment Site (approx. one mile away); Revolutionary War Fort (approx. one mile away); Captain Charlie’s Station (approx. 2.3 miles away); Generator House (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bald Head Island.
 
Additional keywords. Confederate Blockade Runner Ella
 
View of houses along the roadway nearby image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Keller, March 29, 2018
3. View of houses along the roadway nearby
PSS <i>Ella</i> (+1864) image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, May 24, 2021
4. PSS Ella (+1864)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 211 times this year. Last updated on January 30, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.   4. submitted on May 24, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 7, 2022