Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
 
 

Related Historical Markers

Fort Macon, including siege operations in March-April 1862, by markers.
 
Carolina City Marker image, Touch for more information
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
Carolina City Marker
North Carolina (Carteret County), Morehead City — C 75 — Carolina City
Large Confederate camp which extended over an area of 1 sq. mi. stood here; taken by Union Army, March 23, 1862, in Fort Macon campaign. — Map (db m31250) HM
North Carolina (Carteret County), Morehead City — CC-3 — Siege of Fort Macon
Prelude: On February 8, 1862, Union General Ambrose E. Burnside captured Roanoke Island, key to the important Sound Region of Norteastern North Carolina. On February 10, Elizabeth City fell followed by strategic New Bern on March 14. Washington was . . . — Map (db m31254) HM
North Carolina (Carteret County), Morehead City — Carolina City A Favorite Resort Stop Burnside Expedition —
Carolina City was a small settlement established in 1855. It contained a post office, a turpentine distillery, and the large Carolina Hotel, a favorite resort stop for visitors from New Bern arriving by rail or steamship. During the Civil War, the . . . — Map (db m31270) HM
North Carolina (Carteret County), Morehead City — C 9 — Fort Macon
Built from 1826-34 to protect Beaufort Inlet. Replaced Fort Hampton. State park. 5 1/2 miles southeast. — Map (db m30413) HM
North Carolina (Carteret County), Atlantic Beach — C 58 — Union Artillery
Union artillery was placed in this area during the siege of Fort Macon, March 23 - April 26, 1862. — Map (db m31272) HM
North Carolina (Carteret County), Atlantic Beach — CCC-1 — Fort Macon
Built by U.S. Corps of Engineers, 1826-34. Good example of brick fort. Seized by Confederates, April 14, 1861. Scene of battle, April 25, 1862. — Map (db m31278) HM
North Carolina (Carteret County), Atlantic Beach — Fort Macon Guardian of Beaufort Harbor Burnside Expedition —
This fort, guarding the entrance to Beaufort Harbor, was built between 1826 and 1834 as one of a series of seacoast fortifications for national defense. Local secessionist militia forces seized the fort on April 14, 1861, at the outbreak of the . . . — Map (db m31451) HM
North Carolina (Carteret County), Atlantic Beach — Cistern
This cistern, built in 1897, collected and stored drinking water for Fort Macon's caretaker. Cisterns such as this one have been used by coastal residents for years. Moisture and rain shed from the roof through pipes into the cistern, where it could . . . — Map (db m31457) HM
North Carolina (Carteret County), Atlantic Beach — Welcome to Fort Macon
Fort Macon was constructed between 1826 and 1834. This fort was used in the War Between the States (1861-1865), the Spanish American War (1898) and World War II (1941-1945). Fort Macon also served as a military prison from 1862-1877. Fort Macon was . . . — Map (db m31479) HM
North Carolina (Carteret County), Atlantic Beach — Model 1861 10-inch Siege Mortars
These are the only known surviving cannons of Fort Macon's original armament. Used in the fort 1862 to 1902. Similar to mortars used by the Union Army against the fort in the 1862 bombardment. Weight of Barrel .......................... 1968 Pounds . . . — Map (db m31490) HM
North Carolina (Carteret County), Atlantic Beach — Hot Shot Furnace
This replica Hot Shot Furnace stands on the foundation of Fort Macon's original Hot Shot Furnace, built in 1836. Hot Shot Furnaces were used in forts to heat non-explosive cannonballs red hot for use against the unarmored wooden enemy warships of . . . — Map (db m31502) HM
North Carolina (Carteret County), Atlantic Beach — Model 1841 6-pounder Field Cannon
Smallest caliber cannon used in the War Between the States. Several of these were used as secondary armament in Fort Macon during 1834-1861 to defend vulnerable areas against assaults. Weight of Bronze Barrel ........887 Pounds Weight of Gun . . . — Map (db m31501) HM
North Carolina (Carteret County), Atlantic Beach — Model 1841 Navy 32-pounder (Replica)
This cannon is a replica of a smoothbore Model 1841 Navy 32-pounder which stood here during the War Between the States. Cannons of this caliber comprised almost half of Ft. Macon's armament. The 32-pounder is so named because it fired round iron . . . — Map (db m31535) HM
North Carolina (Carteret County), Atlantic Beach — Rifled 32-pounder (Replica)
This cannon is a replica of a rifled Model 1841 Navy 32-pounder which stood here in the War Between the States. The cannon was originally a smoothbore 32-pounder and fired a round 32-pound cannonball. In October, 1861, Confederate soldiers converted . . . — Map (db m31536) HM
North Carolina (Carteret County), Atlantic Beach — Mortar Battery Spanish-American War
The earthen mound in front of you was built to shield a battery of two 10-inch siege mortars mounted here in 1898 during the Spanish-American War. The underground gallery below was made into a magazine to store ammunition for the mortar battery. — Map (db m31575) HM

15 markers matched your search criteria.
Paid Advertisement