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Maps Plan of Fort Fisher and vicinity, North Carolina. Plan of second attack, January 15th, 1865.

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Title
Plan of Fort Fisher and vicinity, North Carolina. Plan of second attack, January 15th, 1865.
Summary
The first assault on Fort Fisher was made in December 1864 by Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, who withdrew when he realized a direct assault on the fort would be costly, and that Confederate reinforcements were only a few miles away. The second assault, led by Gen. Alfred Howe Terry, used a large naval force to bombard the fort before landing 8,000 assault troops.
Two images of the attack on Confederate Fort Fisher, one regional and one a detailed depiction of the fort and the Union assault.
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Created / Published
[1864-1865]
Subject Headings
-  Terry, Alfred Howe,--1827-1890
-  Fort Fisher (N.C. : Fort)--History--Capture, 1865--Maps
-  North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  United States--North Carolonia--Fort Fisher (Fort)
Notes
-  Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
-  NOTE: Researchers will be served a photocopy of this scrapbook image.
-  This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
-  In the Robert Knox Sneden Scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1 p. 435).
-  Manuscripts
Medium
2 images on 1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 19 x 30.5 cm.
Repository
Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00279
Online Format
image

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Sneden, Robert Knox. Plan of Fort Fisher and vicinity, North Carolina. Plan of second attack, January 15th, 1865. [to 1865, 1864] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00279/. (Accessed July 27, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Sneden, R. K. (1864) Plan of Fort Fisher and vicinity, North Carolina. Plan of second attack, January 15th, 1865. [to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00279/.

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Sneden, Robert Knox. Plan of Fort Fisher and vicinity, North Carolina. Plan of second attack, January 15th, 1865. [to 1865, 1864] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00279/>.