State Historical SiteLargest earthen coastal fortification in the Confederacy. Original construction commenced May, 1861 and continued until December, 1864, when the fort came under Federal assault. Fort Fisher kept Wilmington open to blockade runners, providing a "life-line" of critical supplies for the Confederate armies. The two largest land-sea battles in history until that time took place here Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 13-15, 1865, resulting in the fall of the fort.
|Placed By||Department of Archives and History|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 9:00am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 230363 N 3762661|
|Decimal Degrees||33.96993333, -77.91828333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 58.196', W 77° 55.097'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 58' 11.76" N, 77° 55' 5.82" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1610 State Rd 1542, Kure Beach NC 28449, US|
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