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Kure Beach in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

History Trail

 
 
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Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
1. History Trail Marker
Inscription.  
In the Civil War Fort Fisher kept the port of Wilmington open for crucial supplies from Europe. The fort finally fell in January 1865 after two of the largest sea-land battles of the war.
 
Erected by Fort Fisher Historic Site. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1865.
 
Location. 33° 58.294′ N, 77° 55.096′ W. Marker is in Kure Beach, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker can be reached from Fort Fisher Boulevard South (U.S. 421) near Battle Acre Road. This marker is located along the quarter-mile tour trail at Fort Fisher State Historic Site‎. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1610 Fort Fisher Boulevard South, 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. Blockade-Running (within shouting distance of this marker); A Trophy of War (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Fisher’s Armstrong Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Growth of Fort Fisher, 1861-1862
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Lamb Expands the Fort, 1862-1865 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Fisher Since 1865 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capture! (about 300 feet away); Fort Fisher (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kure Beach.
 
More about this marker. On the left is a "List of guns in Fort Fisher."

On the lower left is a period photo with the caption, "The South’s largest earthen fort, Fisher stretched over 1.5 miles and mounted 44 heavy cannon. Due to beach erosion and construction, only 10 percent of the fort survives. Please help us preserve the archaeological remains by following the designated tour trail."

On the upper right is a period photo with the caption, "This Armstrong gun faced the ocean. It fired a 150-pound shell with a 30-pound propellant charge."

On the lower right is a "Map of Fort Fisher with erosion, U.S. 421, and former airstrip."
 
Also see . . .  Fort Fisher. North Carolina Historic Site‎s (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
History Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
2. History Trail Marker
 
 
Fort Fisher Historic Site Tour Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
3. Fort Fisher Historic Site Tour Trail
Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Panoramic view of front. (Part 2) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Timothy H. O'Sullivan, 1865
4. Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Panoramic view of front. (Part 2)
Library of Congress [LC-B817- 7168]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 630 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on March 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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