Union attack on Fort Fisher, January 15, 1865

Union attack on Fort Fisher, January 15, 1865

Map shows area surrounding forts Fisher, Buchanan and Anderson near Smithville, N.C. Fort Fisher, located on the peninsula formed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River, was the primary target of the Union assault. Details include locations of Confederate batteries, abatis, spikes, palisades, and ditches, and arrows showing the direction of the advance of the various Union forces.

The map was made by Robert Knox Sneden, a Union soldier, from a survey made by the U.S. Corps of Engineers after the attack.

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