Fort Fisher's Last Stand
— Confederate Lifeline —These are the remnants of Battery Buchanan, named for Confederate Adm. Franklin Buchanan. It was constructed in 1864 to guard this point and also to serve as "a citadel to which an overpowered garrison might retreat." It was the last major earthwork erected to support Fort Fisher, the "Gibraltar of the Confederacy," located a mile northeast.
|Series||This marker is part of the North Carolina Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||North Carolina Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 11:48pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 228145 N 3761603|
|Decimal Degrees||33.95983333, -77.94193333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 57.59', W 77° 56.516'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 57' 35.40" N, 77° 56' 30.96" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3055-3085 The Rocks, Kure Beach NC 28449, US|
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