Fort Fisher

18 mi. S of Wilmington on U.S. 421, Wilmington, North Carolina

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Fort Fisher Battle Monument

Photo taken by Michael Miller

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Description 

An earthen Confederate stronghold which created an impassable barrier for the blockading Union fleet. Its fall, in January 1865, helped spell the collapse of the Confederacy. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 5, 1961

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000595
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic function
Fortification
Current function
Park
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant years
1861; 1865
Number of properties
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing structures: 2

Update Log 

  • September 15, 2020: New photos from Michael Miller
  • June 4, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Corrected "GPS Coordinates" and Added "Street View"
  • November 7, 2013: New photo from Michael Miller

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