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

Growth of Fort Fisher, 1861-1862

 
 
Growth of Fort Fisher, 1861-1862 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
1. Growth of Fort Fisher, 1861-1862 Marker
Inscription. In April 1861 Capt. Charles P. Bolles began building individual gun batteries at Confederate Point.
 
Erected by Fort Fisher State Historic Site‎. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Location. 33° 58.314′ N, 77° 55.108′ W. Marker is in Kure Beach, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker can be reached from Fort Fisher Boulevard South (U.S. 421) near Battle Acre Road. Touch for map. This marker is located along the quarter-mile tour trail at Fort Fisher State Historic Site‎. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1610 Fort Fisher Boulevard South, Kure Beach NC 28449, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lamb Expands the Fort, 1862-1865 (a few steps from this marker); History Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Blockade-Running (within shouting distance of this marker); A Trophy of War (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Fisher’s Armstrong Canon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Fisher Since 1865 (about 400 feet away); Capture! (about 400 feet away); Shepherd’s Battery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kure Beach.
 
More about this marker. On the left are portraits
Growth of Fort Fisher, 1861-1862 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
2. Growth of Fort Fisher, 1861-1862 Marker
carrying the captions:
"The fort was named for Col. Charles F. Fisher, killed at the First Battle of Manassas";
"In May 1861 Capt. William L. DeRosset finished the initial batteries and mounted two 24-pounders";
"Capt. John J. Hedrick, the next commander, erected more batteries."

On the upper right is a map of "Fort Fisher in the summer of 1862 had an “L” shape and 17 cannons."
On the lower right is a period photo of the "Exterior of an early seaface battery."
 
Also see . . .  Fort Fisher. North Carolina Historic Site‎s (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Fort Fisher sea face from sixth to eleventh traverse image. Click for full size.
By Timothy H. O'Sullivan, Feb 1865
3. Fort Fisher sea face from sixth to eleventh traverse
Library of Congress [LC-B817- 7577]
 
 
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 570 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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