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Fort Branch and the defense of the Roanoke Valley, 1862-1865

Philip Shiman

Fort Branch and the defense of the Roanoke Valley, 1862-1865

a research report presented to the Fort Branch Battle Commission

by Philip Shiman

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Published by Forst Branch Battle Commission in [Roanoke?] .
Written in

    Places:
  • Fort Branch (N.C.),
  • Roanoke River Valley (Va. and N.C.),
  • North Carolina
    • Subjects:
    • Fort Branch (N.C.),
    • Roanoke River Valley (Va. and N.C.) -- History.,
    • North Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 85-88).

      Statementby Philip Shiman.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF264.F66 S45 1990
      The Physical Object
      Pagination88 leaves :
      Number of Pages88
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1602341M
      LC Control Number91138071

      Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park The Historical Park is located near Danbury, Wisconsin on 80 beautiful wooded acres along the historic Yellow River. This is a living history site with two Fur Trade Posts; North West Company and XY Company, reconstructed on the site known to be active from to Military History of the County Roanoke County's military history is full of interest, and there has never been a call to duty which has not been fully and completely answered by the county's yeomanry. Her young men have ever been ready to rally to the support of their country in the hour of peril.

      gunboals on the Roanoke three times, uear Fort Branch; the last time on ' Fri day.. y\r, Wf iJSJfi Ail vices from Admiral Porter's tleet say that the bombardmeut of Fort Fisher wa* *t 1 11 progressing ut latest accounts and thiit Porter was confident of being able to capture the Fort. Introduction: The Battle of Roanoke Island, part of Burnside's North Carolina Expedition, has been overshadowed by more well-known battles of the Civil War, but it was a vital island fortified with formidable forts which had to be subdued by Union forces in order to push inland. A fort is generally constructed in a strategic area which must be defended, so to place a string of defenses, known.

      Shiman, Phillip, Fort Branch and the defense of the Roanoke Valley (), Fort Branch Battlefield Commission, Hamilton, N.C. Copies of the fort’s history can be obtained from the Fort.   Battle of Roanoke Island. The victory came two days after Union General Ulysses S. Grant captured Fort Henry in northern Tennessee, and, for the first time in the war.


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"Fort Branch And The Defense Of the Roanoke Fort Branch and the defense of the Roanoke Valley - " by Phillip Shiman. First printed inthis ever popular book describes with detail and documentation the complete history of Fort Branch from the site selection, to construction, to armament, to abandonment.

Fort Branch and the Defense of the Roanoke Valleya Research Report Presented to The Fort Branch Battlefield Commission by Philip Shiman, Ma “Fort Branch, Keystone of the Roanoke Valley”, by Ralph W.

Donnelly, Reference Historian, USMC, Ret.). Fort Branch was a fort built by the Confederate Army especially to defend against attacks from the Union Army along the Roanoke River in North Carolina. The fort was originally built in along Rainbow Banks in Martin County, southeast of Hamilton, as a suitable location for defense of the Roanoke Valley.

Twelve pieces of artillery were stationed at the fort to prevent Union access to the Wilmington-Weldon Railroad Bridge. Located on Rainbow Bluff and overlooking the Roanoke River, Fort Branch protected Roanoke River Valley farms and the Weldon Railroad bridge (which was critical to the Army of Northern Virginia for receiving supplies) from destruction by Federal gunboats.

Fort Branch also protected the construction site of the CSS Albemarle at Edward's Ferry, a key in the Confederacy's effort in regaining control of the Atlantic coast. The Fort Branch Battlefield Commission has published a pair of monographs, the sales of which benefit the Fort Branch site preservation.

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Brochure. Washington, D.C.: Parks and History Association in cooperation with the National Park Service, Tennessee Valley Historical Review, 2, SummerJohnson, Ludwell H. "Civil War Military History: A Few. Roanoke Civil War History Civil War History in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

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Siege Artillery in the Campaigns Against Richmond EA23 Abbot, Willis J. Blue Jackets of ’61 EA13 Acord, Arlis An Index to the Georgia Federal Census FA69 Adams, E. Virginia Frontier Defenses By Roy Bird Cook. Volume I, Number 2 (January ), pp. The story of the defense of the frontier of Virginia begins about the yearby which time there seems to be reasonable evidence of settlers south of the.

MAP: Joint Union Expedition to Rainbow Bluff, To Attack Fort Branch, December; MAP: Fort Branch, Defending the Roanoke Valley, Completed in February — (Area and Diagram) Brig. Gen. Collett Leventhorpe; Guerrillas and Bushwhackers: The War in the Western Highlands, Desertion Rates for Western North Carolina Counties.

Frederic Smith acquired land on the North Branch of the Roanoke River adjoining William Preston, prior to March,and possibly as early aswhen records of Frederic show up in Augusta County. Land Grants, Bk. 34, - John Smith, acres on a branch of Roanoke River called Goose Creek including the Great Lick.

[Kegley's Virginia. Philip Shiman, Fort Branch and the Defense of the Roanoke Valley (Hamilton, NC: Fort Branch Battlefield Commission, ), 51. In graphic support of this article, The Patetown Scotland Neck Connection, attached is a copy of part of an old Confederate Army forager’s map, that is in the book Fort Branch And The Defense Of The Roanoke Valleypublished by the Fort Branch Battlefield Commission, by Phillip Shiman.

HISTORY OF FORT LEWIS. Any definite history bearing on the building of Fort Lewis or the date of its construction is very meager. Indian depredations on the frontier of Augusta were frequent and the greatest caution was necessary on the part of the settlers, as well as the civil and military authorities.

This chapter presents the research conducted at Fort Vause, near the Roanoke River in southwestern Virginia. The post was built in and occupied from the fall of that year to fall by Virginia Regiment soldiers under Peter Hogg.

Fort construction was a local response to the June destruction of the first Fort Vause by a party of Shawnee and French. Donnelly, Ralph W.

"Fort Branch on the Roanoke." Periodical: The Journal of the Council on America's Military Past (formerly Council on Abandoned Military Posts), 9, FallDouglas, Howard. Fort Branch: A Confederate fort on the Roanoke River at Rainbow Banks.

It was built to protect the Edward's Ferry shipyard and the rail bridge at Weldon from the Union after the Union took most of the North Carolina coast in It was named for Brigadier General Lawrence O'Brian Branch, who was killed at Sharpsburg 17 Sep ( - ), Fort Chiswell A Virginia colonial militia outpost untilbuilt as a supply depot for expeditions against the Cherokee in North Carolina and Tennessee.

After it served as the county seat of Montgomery County, and as a defense for the nearby lead mines on the New River. The British unsuccessfully attacked it in THE BATTLE OF ROANOKE. Feb. 18, never awakened such echoes before in the lonely forests of Roanoke.

The day was over. Within the fort were found three guns, well mounted on field. The Battle of New Bern was the “baptism of fire” for the 26th NC; at Gettysburg they would sustain the largest numerical losses of any unit, North or South, during the entire course of the war.

Branch lost 64 killed, wounded, and captured or missing, compared to Burnside's 90 killed, wounded, and a single man captured. Fort Branch Confederate Earthen Fort on the banks of the Roanoke river.

Fort Branch Battlefield Commission, Inc. PO BoxHamilton, North Carolina   Book Overview Nestled in the shadows of the Blue Ridge, the Roanoke Valley has developed as the capital region for western Virginia.

After a century of growth fueled by transportation, education, and healthcare, the region has undergone significant visible change.