Fort Macon A History
Fort Macon A History - Paul Branch. This is a story of Fort Macon, one of America’s most visited forts, describing the many dramatic parts it has played in our history. Paul Branch, a ranger/historian at Fort Macon has illustrated his book with original engineering drawings, maps, sketches, and photographs from the 1870’s to the present. He begins with the need for coastal defense in 18th century North Carolina and the construction of Fort Macon. He describes the pre-Civil War years leading to its seizure by the Confederacy. The battle for possession of the fort and the subsequent Union occupation is related in vivid detail and illustrated with several maps. Use of the fort and its armaments during the Spanish-American War, W W I, and W W II are examined. Today the site is in a state park which attracts over 1.4 million visitors each year.
(1999), cloth, maps, photos, biblio, illus, index, 292 pp.
101-B7345 ISBN: 1-877853-45-3