Monday, March 28, 2011

Confederate Defense North Carolina Coast August 1861

I came across this in a Google chronology page.

AUGUST 1961Construction on the batteries at New Inlet (which became Fort Fisher) slowed during the summer months as Confederates concentrated on the establishment of Camp Wyatt, a camp of muster and instruction one and a half miles north of Battery Bolles, near present-day Kure Beach. Recruits were sworn in and trained here and it was named after Henry Wyatt, the first Confederate soldier killed in action in the war.

During the same month, Seawell (or Sewall) L. Fremont, colonel of the 1st Corps of NC Volunteer Artillery and Engineers and a Wilmingtonian, was put in charge of coast defense from New River, NC south to the South Carolina line.

This would include the New Inlet defenses.

Never Heard of Him. --Old B-Runner

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