Thursday, April 6, 2017

Fort York, Last Confederate Victory in North Carolina-- Part 1

From the March 28, 2017, Salisbury (NC) Post by Wayne Hinshaw.

Roy barber is a New York native now living in North Carolina who is very involved in anything to do with history and Civil War history in the Salisbury area.  He had ancestors fighting for the Union in the war.

Fort York is on a hilltop overlooking the Yadkin River at the junction of I-85 and U.S.-29.  The Land Trust for Central North Carolina purchased the 12.5 acre site and sold it to Davidson County in hopes the county would open it as a battlefield park.

Fort York was called Camp Yadkin, Fort Beauregard as well during its time in the Civil War.  At one time it was also the York Hill Campground, several of its sites and buildings still remain.

During the Civil War, the site was free of trees, but today it is heavily forested.

--Old Secesh

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