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Fort Branch Civil War Site

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Facility:Fort Branch Civil War Site
Description:Sitting 70 feet above a bend in the Roanoke River, this Confederate earthen fort provided a safe and clear view of Union gunboats approaching from down river. Today, the site is the winter headquarters for the First North Carolina Volunteers, a Civil War re-enactment group. A battle re-enactment is held annually at the fort on the first weekend in November and includes a unique Living History Program. The annual events schedule often includes a springtime Living History Program and a unique Civil War Christmas celebration, as well.

Visit the site and you can see eight of the fort's original cannon, making Fort Branch the only earthwork fortification in the South with its original artillery in place. You can also see a restored late 1800s steam engine from The Ranger, and local Native American pottery and artifacts from Hoggtown, a nearby eighteenth century river community. Other attractions include rebuilt gun emplacements and an 1850s farmhouse which is being restored.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:2883 Fort Branch Road
Address 2:
City:Hamilton
State/Province:NC
Zip Code:27840
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Open Saturdays and Sundays.
1:30-5:30 p.m.
Other times by appointment.
April 4 through November 8, 2009
Admission:
Telephone:
Website:http://www.fortbranchcivilwarsite.com
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