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Maps of Fort Fisher, North Carolina (1865)
Plan of Fort Fisher and Vicinity

 

Plan of Fort Fisher and vicinity, North Carolina. Plan of second attack, January 15th, 1865.

[1864-1865]

The first assault on Fort Fisher was made in December 1864 by Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, who withdrew when he realized a direct assault on the fort would be costly, and that Confederate reinforcements were only a few miles away. The second assault, led by Gen. Alfred Howe Terry, used a large naval force to bombard the fort before landing 8,000 assault troops. Two images of the attack on Confederate Fort Fisher, one regional and one a detailed depiction of the fort and the Union assault.

Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
NOTE: Researchers will be served a photocopy of this scrapbook image.
This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
In the Robert Knox Sneden Scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1 p. 435).
Manuscripts

2 images on 1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 19 x 30.5 cm.

Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA

http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00279

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