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

Growth of Fort Fisher, 1861-1862

 
 
Growth of Fort Fisher, 1861-1862 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
1. Growth of Fort Fisher, 1861-1862 Marker
Inscription.  
In April 1861 Capt. Charles P. Bolles began building individual gun batteries at Confederate Point.
 
Erected by Fort Fisher State Historic Site‎. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1861.
 
Location. 33° 58.314′ N, 77° 55.108′ 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. Lamb Expands the Fort, 1862-1865 (a few steps from this marker); History Trail (within shouting 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
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Fisher Since 1865 (about 400 feet away); Capture! (about 400 feet away); Shepherd’s Battery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kure Beach.
 
More about this marker. On the left are portraits carrying the captions:
"The fort was named for Col. Charles F. Fisher, killed at the First Battle of Manassas";
"In May 1861 Capt. William L. DeRosset finished the initial batteries and mounted two 24-pounders";
"Capt. John J. Hedrick, the next commander, erected more batteries."

On the upper right is a map of "Fort Fisher in the summer of 1862 had an “L” shape and 17 cannons."
On the lower right is a period photo of the "Exterior of an early seaface battery."
 
Also see . . .  Fort Fisher. North Carolina Historic Site‎s (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
Growth of Fort Fisher, 1861-1862 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
2. Growth of Fort Fisher, 1861-1862 Marker
Fort Fisher sea face from sixth to eleventh traverse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Timothy H. O'Sullivan, Feb 1865
3. Fort Fisher sea face from sixth to eleventh traverse
Library of Congress [LC-B817- 7577]
 
 
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 719 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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