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Map of the Cape Fear River and the approaches to Wilmington N.C. circa 1862

This map was drawn by R. F. Barnes from Confederate engineer surveys and reproduced by permission of Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels. It portrays the Confederate defenses and the area surrounding the Cape Fear River from its entrances to Wilmington. Shows highways, roads, railroads, landowners, dams, mills, forts and camps, cabins, obstructions in river south of Wilmington, stores, signal stations, lighthouses, and Wreck of the CSS Raleigh near New Inlet. The topography of the land is depicted, and bodies of water are shown and identified. The Union blockade is not depicted on this map, although it is depicted on many other maps produced at this time.

Text below title reads: "From C.S.A. Engineer Surveys."

Lower right corner reads: "R.F. Barnes, del."

Lower center margin reads: "By permission and through the courtesy of Hon. Josephus Daniels, the Secretary of the Navy."

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Map of the Cape Fear River and the approaches to Wilmington N.C. circa 1862
Citation (Chicago Style): 

Barnes, R. F. Map of the Cape Fear River and the approaches to Wilmington, N.C. ca. 1862. Map. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, N.C. Available online through UNC Chapel Hill Libraries, North Carolina Maps.

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