Near Winnabow in Brunswick County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
One Shovelful at a Time
—Confederate Lifeline —
In January and February 1865, when the Federals captured Fort Fisher and Wilmington to cut the Confederate supply line to Virginia, Confederate forces under Gen. Johnson Hagood retreated here from Fort Fisher. The Federals soon followed and found Gen. Robert F. Hoke’s Confederates entrenched from the
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 34° 2.367′ N, 77° 56.778′ W. Marker is near Winnabow, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is on St. Philips Road east of Plantation Road. Touch for map. It is outside of the Brunswick Town Historic Site visitors center, facing the earthworks. Marker is in this post office area: Winnabow NC 28479, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort Anderson (within shouting distance of this marker); Brunswick Town State Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Maurice Moore (within shouting distance of this marker); John LaPierre Russelborough (approx. 0.4 miles away); Russellborough (approx. 0.4 miles away); Orton Plantation (approx. 1.7 miles away); St. Philips Church (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winnabow.
More about this marker. A drawing of a "Fort Anderson Battle scene, by Stephen McCall" is at the lower right; followed by a map of Cape Fear showing Roads to Wilmington, Fort Anderson and Fisher, and Hoke’s positions; and a portrait of "Pvt. James Croom, Co. B, 1st Battalion, N.C. Heavy Artillery stationed at Fort Anderson."
In the center of the marker are portraits of Gen. Johnson Hagood and Col. William Lamb. The lower right has a period map of “Fort Anderson, showing line of attack by gunboats.”
Regarding Fort Anderson. Fort Anderson protected the Confederacy’s most important blockade-running seaport, Wilmington, 13 miles upriver from the fort.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Anderson: The Battle for Wilmington. Book by Chris E. Fonvielle on Amazon.com with the “Search Inside” feature. (Submitted on March 23, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.)
2. Brunswick Town / Fort Anderson State Historic Site (Submitted on March 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Archaeologists Prepare to excavate Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson. News article discussing recent excavation projects at the fort. (Submitted on March 31, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,723 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 23, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 4. submitted on August 12, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 5. submitted on March 23, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.