Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher (HMJ25)

Location: Kure Beach, NC 28449 New Hanover County
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N 33° 58.196', W 77° 55.097'

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Largest 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.

Visitors are invited to see the earthworks just N.W. of the road and air-strip.

Administered by the state Dept. of Archives and History
HM NumberHMJ25
Placed ByDepartment of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 9:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 230363 N 3762661
Decimal Degrees33.96993333, -77.91828333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 58.196', W 77° 55.097'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 58' 11.76" N, 77° 55' 5.82" W
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Area Code(s)910
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1610 State Rd 1542, Kure Beach NC 28449, US
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