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

River Road Sally Port

 
 
River Road Sally Port Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
1. River Road Sally Port Marker
Inscription. The River Road sally port was the fort’s main land entrance.

At 3:30 p.m. on January 15, 1865, Union infantry charged into this end of the fort.
 
Erected by Fort Fisher State Historic Site‎. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Location. 33° 58.352′ N, 77° 55.19′ 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. Shepherd’s Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Restoration of Shepherd’s Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Shepherd’s Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Shepherd’s Bombproof (within shouting distance of this marker); Lamb Expands the Fort, 1862-1865 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Fiasco - The First Battle
River Road Sally Port image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
2. River Road Sally Port
(about 500 feet away); Growth of Fort Fisher, 1861-1862 (about 500 feet away); Capture! (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kure Beach.
 
More about this marker. The illustration is from Harper's Weekly "The Assault and Capture of Fort Fisher, January 15,1865."
 
Also see . . .  Fort Fisher. North Carolina Historic Site‎s (Submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
View of road trace in the distant treeline. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
3. View of road trace in the distant treeline.
Remnants of the old River Road to Wilmington image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
4. Remnants of the old River Road to Wilmington
View of old River Road from the NW corner of the fort. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
5. View of old River Road from the NW corner of the fort.
 
 
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 522 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   5. submitted on March 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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