Ayden in Pitt County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fort Fisher Hero
Christopher Columbus Bland
Bland survived the day unscathed but suffered a wound in the ankle from shell fragment during the second major Union attack on Fort Fisher on January 13, 1865. He was captured five days later. His ankle, badly cut and broken, became infected while he was confined, and his leg was amputated
The funding for this project was provided by the North Carolina Department of Transportation through the Transportation Enhancement Program of the Federal Transportation Efficiency Act for the 21st Century.
(upper left) Christopher C. Bland Courtesy Bill Bland
(upper right) Mound Battery, Fort Fisher, with flagpole - Courtesy Library of Congress
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
Location. 35° 29.088′ N, 77° 22.531′ W. Marker is in Ayden, North Carolina, in Pitt County. Marker is on Ayden Golf Club Road north of Hines Drive Extension, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ayden NC 28513, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Haddocks Crossroads (approx. 1.3 miles away); Former Colleges (approx. 2.5 miles away); Washington's Southern Tour (approx. 2.6 miles away); Red Banks Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); Scuffleton Bridge (approx. 6.5 miles away); Blount Hall (approx. 7.2 miles away); Black Jack (approx. 7.3 miles away); Burney Place (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ayden.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.