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

Shepherd’s Battery

 
 
Shepherd’s Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
1. Shepherd’s Battery Marker
Inscription. Shepherd’s, one of the oldest batteries in the fort, guarded its western end.
 
Erected by Fort Fisher State Historic Site‎. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Location. 33° 58.339′ N, 77° 55.18′ 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. River Road Sally Port (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 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Fiasco - The First Battle (about 400 feet away); Growth of Fort Fisher, 1861-1862 (about 400 feet away); Capture! (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kure Beach.
 
More about this marker.
Shepherd’s Battery gun platform. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
2. Shepherd’s Battery gun platform.
On the left is a photo with the caption, "A 10-inch Columbiad like this damaged one was at Shepherd’s. This old smoothbore fired a 130-pound round ball 3 miles."

On the upper right is a photo with the caption, "This is how the interior of Shepherd’s may have appeared. Note the stacked ammunition."

On the bottom is a drawing with the caption, "This gun was once a 32-pounder smoothbore. It was rifled and banded to fire a 60-pound projectile 5 miles with more accuracy."

This is a duplicate of the marker on the viewing platform to the rear.
 
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 Cape Fear River from Shepherd’s Battery. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
3. View of Cape Fear River from Shepherd’s Battery.
Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Gun with muzzle shot away image. Click for full size.
By Timothy H. O'Sullivan, Jan 1865
4. Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Gun with muzzle shot away
Library of Congress [LC-B811-1233, LOT 4202]
Fort Fisher dismounted gun. image. Click for full size.
By Timothy H. O'Sullivan, Jan 1865
5. Fort Fisher dismounted gun.
Library of Congress [LC-B811- 1238]
 
 
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 636 times since then and 11 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.   4. submitted on July 22, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   5. submitted on March 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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