March 12, 2009

Walking Tour of "The Sugar Loaf Line of Defense"

March 26, 2009 @ 3:00pm
Enjoy a walking tour and learn about the history of The Sugar Loaf Line of Defense with Dr. Chris Fonvielle.

Meet at the Federal Point History Center.
1121-A N. Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
$5 donation
Call 910.458.0502 for more information.

From Wikipedia:
Sugar Loaf Line
The Battle of Wilmington consisted of three smaller engagements along the Cape Fear River. Confederate forces under General Robert Hoke occupied the Sugar Loaf Line north of Fort Fisher. On February 11 Schofield attacked the Sugar Loaf Line with Alfred Terry's corps and drove back the defenders. Next General Jacob D. Cox's 3rd Division, XXIII Corps was ferried to the west bank of the Cape Fear River to deal with Fort Anderson the main fortress guarding Wilmington.
Photo Credit Marker for the Battle of Sugar Loaf located outside the center.
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