Near Kure Beach in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fort Fisher Monument
In memory of those men
of the Confederate States Army
who for more than three years
manned the guns of Fort Fisher
under command of
Colonel William Lamb
Major General W.H.C. Whiting
and Major James Reilly.
During the War Between the States,
1861-1865, Fort Fisher was the defence
of the last open port of the Confederacy.
here a combined naval and military
assault by Federal forces was repulsed
on December 24 and 25, 1864.
The fort was captured on the night
of January 15, 1865,
after three days combined bombardment
by more than 55 enemy warships
and attacks by 10,000 land forces.
The garrison of the fort, 1900 men, was
composed entirely of North Carolinians
with the exception of 350 South Carolinians.
The North Carolina Division
United Daughters of
Cecil Brawley Long, President Newton
Annie Rogers Newell, Chairman Charlotte
Amanda Parsley Taylor Wilmington
Mattie Hadley Woodard Wilson
Alice Davis Peck Wilmington
Erected 1932 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Topics and series. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
Location. 33° 58.162′ N, 77° 55.094′ W. Marker is near Kure Beach, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker is on Battle Acre Road near Fort Fisher Boulevard South (U.S. 421), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kure Beach NC 28449, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Headquarters of Fort Fisher (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Fisher (within shouting distance of this marker); W.H.C. Whiting (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Fisher (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Fisher Since 1865 (about 600 feet away); Fighting the Sea - Saving the Fort (about 600 feet away); Blockade-Running (about 600 feet away); Capture! (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kure Beach.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Fisher Memorial. (Submitted on March 15, 2010.)
2. Fort Fisher. North Carolina Historic Sites (Submitted on March 15, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,407 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.