Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Wilmington's Half Moon Battery/Battery Gatlin

Back on January 30th, I wrote about the USS Cherokee engaging the Confederate Half Moon Battery on the east bank of the Cape Fear River,

It was called Half Moon Battery by the federals because of its shape, but Battery Gatlin by the Confederates.

It was located on the west side of Myrtle Grove Sound in what today is Carolina Beach.

The battery mounted six guns and was part of Wilmington's Outer Defense system.

the site is marked and parts remain in the Forest-by-the-Sea condo complex.

--Old B-R'er

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