Kure Beach in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected by Fort Fisher State Historic Site. (Marker Number 11.)
Location. 33° 58.264′ N, 77° 55.155′ 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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Fiasco - The First Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Fisher Since 1865 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Fisher (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); History Trail (about 300 feet away); A Trophy of War Growth of Fort Fisher, 1861-1862 (about 400 feet away); Blockade-Running (about 400 feet away); Fort Fisher’s Armstrong Cannon (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kure Beach.
More about this marker. On the upper left is a map illustrating the attack on Fort Fisher.
On the upper center is a print of the battle with the caption, "As 2,000 U.S. sailors and marines charged down the beach, three brigades of Federal infantry (4,300 strong) attacked the western end of the landface. Following several hours of determined resistance and the committal of fiver more Federal regiments (including U.S. Colored Troops). The Confederate defenders were overwhelmed."
On the upper right is a print of the battle with the caption, "The Union fleet pulverized the landface, knocking out all its heavy artillery except one cannon."
On the lower left is a portrait with the caption, "Lawyer-soldier Gen. Alfred Terry, 37, led the Union army."
On the lower center is a portrait with the caption, "Maj. Gen. W.H.C. Whiting, disobeying orders, returned as a volunteer to help defend the fort and was mortally wounded."
On the lower right is a period photo with the caption, "The Confederate surrendered at Battery Buchanan at 10 p.m. Wilmington fell within weeks, sealing the fate of the South."
Also see . . . Fort Fisher. North Carolina Historic Sites (Submitted on March 16, 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 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.