Fort Fisher Monument

Fort Fisher Monument (HMJ2B)

Location: Kure Beach, NC 28449 New Hanover County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 58.162', W 77° 55.094'

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Inscription
(south face)
In memory of those men
of the Confederate States Army
who for more than three years
manned the guns of Fort Fisher
under command of
Colonel William Lamb
Major General W.H.C. Whiting
and Major James Reilly.

(north face)
During the War Between the States,
1861-1865, Fort Fisher was the defence
of the last open port of the Confederacy.
here a combined naval and military
assault by Federal forces was repulsed
on December 24 and 25, 1864.
The fort was captured on the night
of January 15, 1865,
after three days combined bombardment
by more than 55 enemy warships
and attacks by 10,000 land forces.
The garrison of the fort, 1900 men, was
composed entirely of North Carolinians
with the exception of 350 South Carolinians.

(west face)
Erected by
The North Carolina Division
United Daughters of
the Confederacy
April, 1932
Cecil Brawley Long, President Newton
Committee
Annie Rogers Newell, Chairman Charlotte
Amanda Parsley Taylor Wilmington
Hannah Attmore Long Graham
Mattie Hadley Woodard Wilson
Alice Davis Peck Wilmington
Details
HM NumberHMJ2B
Series This marker is part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy series
Tags
Year Placed1932
Placed ByUnited Daughters of the Confederacy
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 5:16am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 230366 N 3762598
Decimal Degrees33.96936667, -77.91823333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 58.162', W 77° 55.094'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 58' 9.72" N, 77° 55' 5.64" W
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Area Code(s)910
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 729 State Rd 1542, Kure Beach NC 28449, US
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