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

Fort Fisher Since 1865

 
 
Fisher Since 1865 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
1. Fisher Since 1865 Marker
Inscription. Union troops briefly occupied Fort Fisher. Since then the only military activity here was training in World War II.
 
Erected by Fort Fisher State Historic Site‎. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Location. 33° 58.254′ N, 77° 55.127′ 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. Capture! (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Fisher (within shouting distance of this marker); A Trophy of War (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Fisherís Armstrong Cannon (about 300 feet away); History Trail (about 300 feet away); Blockade-Running (about 300 feet away); Union Fiasco - The First Battle (about 300 feet away); W.H.C. Whiting (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kure Beach.
 
More about this marker. On the upper left is a photo with the caption,
View toward the Atlantic (facing northeast) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
2. View toward the Atlantic (facing northeast)
"The basic structure of the fort survived into the 1920ís."

On the upper right is a photo with the caption, "Despite beach erosion most of the earthworks were intact about 1937."

On the lower left is a photo with the caption, "Fort Fisher was an active military post again in World War II, when an airstrip was built across part of the original landface."

On the lower right is a photo with the caption, "A hurricane in 1946 washed away parts of the fort and a highway. Significant erosion continued until 1995, when a stone revetment was constructed along the seashore."
 
Also see . . .  Fort Fisher. North Carolina Historic Site‎s (Submitted on March 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US CivilWar, World II
 
 
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 570 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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