Fayetteville in Cumberland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Civil War Trails
North Carolina's Civil War stories are as diverse as its landscape. The Outer Banks and coastal rivers saw action early in the war, as Union forces occupied the region. Stories abound of naval battles, blockade running, Federal raids, and the Confederacy's struggle to supply its armies. Other tales are told in the western mountains, a sometimes-lawless region where Unionists and Confederates fought a war within a war. In the rolling central piedmont, memories linger of Union Gen. William T. Sherman's relentless march north early in the spring of 1865, when his army defeated the Confederates under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. Finally, on April 26, Johnston surrendered, essentially ending the Civil War.
Experience these and many more stories as you tour the North Carolina Civil War Trails. Please drive carefully as you visit the sites where ironclads and wooden ships, spies and smugglers, heroes and villains, slaves and soldiers engaged in the greatest conflict in American history.
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 3.279′ N, 78° 53.678′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, North Touch for map. Marker is in Arsenal Park, about 30 feet west of the "Ghost Tower," which abuts the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freeway (U.S. 401) to the east. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville NC 28305, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fayetteville Arsenal (here, next to this marker); The "Ghost" Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Forging and Casting [and] Smith's Shops (1839 - 1842) (within shouting distance of this marker); Engine House (1838 - 1848) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); North Carolina Arsenal (about 300 feet away); Arsenal Park (about 400 feet away); Arsenal Stones (about 400 feet away); Gun Carriage and Turning Shop (1842 - 1849) (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker shown.
Also see . . . North Carolina in the Civil War. (Submitted on November 10, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 746 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.