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Raleigh in Wake County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Breastworks

 
 
Old Breastworks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
1. Old Breastworks Marker
Inscription.
Breastworks were thrown
up around Raleigh, 1863,
by order of Governor
Vance, for protection
against Federal raids.
Remains are 1/3 mile W.

 
Erected 1986 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number H 30.)
 
Location. 35° 47.637′ N, 78° 37.89′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is at the intersection of Wake Forrest Road and Poplar Street, on the right when traveling north on Wake Forrest Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Raleigh NC 27601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Johnson (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Andrew Johnson (about 600 feet away); Leonidas L. Polk (approx. half a mile away); Peace College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Josiah W. Bailey (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jane McKimmon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Worth Bagley (approx. 0.6 miles away); Anderson (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raleigh.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Old Breastworks Marker (Looking South) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
2. Old Breastworks Marker (Looking South)
Old Breastworks Marker (Looking North) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
3. Old Breastworks Marker (Looking North)
Marker on Wake Forrest Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 8, 2013
4. Marker on Wake Forrest Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 9, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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