Near Kure Beach in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Headquarters of Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher protected, against Federal opposition, a large and important foreign trade in war supplies necessary to the existence of the Confederacy.
Near this point stood a flag staff of Fort Fisher which was shattered by a Federal shell on December 24, 1864. A new staff was erected and Private Christopher C. Bland, of the 36th N.C. Regiment, volunteered during the heavy bombardment to replace the flag. It was again shot down, and Bland once more climbed the staff and attached the colors.
Location. 33° 58.155′ N, 77° 55.077′ W. Marker is near Kure Beach, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker 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. Fort Fisher Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Fisher (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); W.H.C. Whiting (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Fisher (about 500 feet away); Fighting the Sea - Saving the Fort (about 600 feet away); Blockade-Running (about 600 feet away); Fort Fisher Since 1865 (about 600 feet away); Fort Fisher’s Armstrong Cannon (about 700 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, Castles • War, US Civil •
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 677 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.