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

Union Blockading Ship U.S.S. Peterhoff

 
 
Union blockading ship U.S.S. Peterhoff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, March 29, 2018
1. Union blockading ship U.S.S. Peterhoff Marker
Inscription. U.S.S. Peterhoff served on the Union blockade of the Cape Fear until it was accidentally run into and sunk by the U.S.S. Monticello on March 7, 1864 off bald Head Island’s East Beach. The Peterhoff’s remains are located about one mile offshore.
 
Erected by Village of Bald Head Island.
 
Location. 33° 50.724′ N, 77° 57.687′ W. Marker is in Bald Head Island, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is on Station House Way north of Chicamacomico Way, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Southport NC 28461, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cape Fear and Frying Pan Shoals (a few steps from this marker); Cape Fear Lighthouse Foundation 1903–1958 (approx. ¼ mile away); Generator House (approx. ¼ mile away); Captain Charlie’s Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Blockade Runner Ella (approx. 2.6 miles away); Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Battery No. 4 (approx. 2.9 miles away); Guarding the Confederacy Lifeline (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fort Holmes, 1863-1865 Encampment Site (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bald Head Island.
 
Also see . . .
Background view nearby image. Click for full size.
By Charles Keller, March 29, 2018
2. Background view nearby

1. USS Peterhoff. (Submitted on April 1, 2018.)
2. SS Monticello. (Submitted on April 1, 2018.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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