Encampment SiteDuring the war of 1812, North Carolina Governor William Hawkins called up companies of militia from Brunswick, Bladen, New Hanover and Duplin counties for the coastal defense of the state against British invasion to serve at Fort Johnston in Southport. Many were encamped here at Deep Water Point. They were confronted by severe shortages of shelter, clothing and medicines. Barracks construction was delayed because of inclement, weather and lack of tools and materials.
|Placed By||National Society United States Daughters of 1812. Nona Thompson Quinn president, National October 19, 2012|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, April 1st, 2018 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 222883 N 3758386|
|Decimal Degrees||33.92948333, -77.99780000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 55.769', W 77° 59.868'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 55' 46.14" N, 77° 59' 52.08" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6299 Inlet Watch Dr, Southport NC 28461, US|
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