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

Fort Fisher

State Historical Site

 
 
Fort Fisher Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
1. Fort Fisher Marker
Inscription. Largest earthen coastal fortification in the Confederacy. Original construction commenced May, 1861 and continued until December, 1864, when the fort came under Federal assault. Fort Fisher kept Wilmington open to blockade runners, providing a “life-line” of critical supplies for the Confederate armies. The two largest land-sea battles in history until that time took place here Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 13-15, 1865, resulting in the fall of the fort.

Visitors are invited to see the earthworks just N.W. of the road and air-strip.

Administered by the state Dept. of Archives and History
 
Erected by Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 33° 58.196′ N, 77° 55.097′ W. Marker is near Kure Beach, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Battle Acre Road and Fort Fisher Boulevard South (U.S. 421), on the right when traveling east on Battle Acre Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kure Beach NC 28449, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. W.H.C. Whiting (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Fisher Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); a different
Fort Fisher Blvd & Battle Acre Rd image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
2. Fort Fisher Blvd & Battle Acre Rd
marker also named Fort Fisher (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters of Fort Fisher (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Fisher Since 1865 (about 400 feet away); Capture! (about 500 feet away); Fort Fisher’s Armstrong Canon (about 500 feet away); A Trophy of War (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kure Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Fisher. North Carolina Historic Sites (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Battle Acre Tour Stop image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
3. Battle Acre Tour Stop
New State Historical Site Sign image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2011
4. New State Historical Site Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 849 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 1, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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