Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Civil War History Signs in Wilmington, N.C.-- Part 1

From the Jan. 13, 2015, Wilmington (N.C.) Star News "9 local signs of Civil War history" by Ben Steelman.

Here is a list of nine Civil War-related North Carolina Historical highway markers around town.

1.  WILMINGTON & WELDON RR  (3rd and Brunswick)  Once longest stretch of railroad in the world.  "Lifeline of the Confederacy" linked port of Wilmington to Confederate capital Richmond.

2.  STATE SALT WORKS  (S. College Rd. and Mohican Trail)  To combat a salt shrtage, N.C.'s state government operated a large salt works- evaporating salt from sea water- using a furnace-- along Myrtle Grove Sound.  The tradition inspired the name of The Salt Works restaurant.

--Old B-R'er

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