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Near Atlantic Beach in Carteret County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Union Artillery

 
 
Union Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
1. Union Artillery Marker
Inscription.  Union artillery was placed in this area during the siege of Fort Macon, March 23 - April 26, 1862.
 
Erected 1992 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number C 58.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 34° 41.704′ N, 76° 41.384′ W. Marker is near Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, in Carteret County. Marker is on East Fort Macon Road, on the right when traveling east. Located on the entrance road to Fort Macon State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlantic Beach NC 28512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carronade Battery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mortar Battery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rifled 32-pounder (approx. 0.6 miles away); Model 1841 6-pounder Field Cannon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Model 1861 10-inch Siege Mortars (approx. 0.6 miles away); Welcome to Fort Macon
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); 30-Pounder Parrott Rifle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hot Shot Furnace (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic Beach.
 
Union Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
2. Union Artillery Marker
Siege Lines on Bogue Banks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
3. Siege Lines on Bogue Banks
Looking past the marker toward Fort Macon. Federal siege lines extended across the dunes here. However time and the shifting of dunes have erased any traces of the entrenchments.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 834 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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