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Fort Anderson

Selected Bibliography

Books listed below with asterisks (**) are sold in the Visitors Center gift shop. Prices are listed. The books listed at the end of this bibliography are suitable for young readers.

Primary:

Burr, James G. "A Visit to Old Brunswick and the Ruins of St. Philip's Church." The Church Messenger (September 1880).

Cox, Jacob Dolson. Military Reminisces of the Civil War. 2 Volumes. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900. Online (Google Books): Military Reminisces of the Civil War

**Cox, Jacob Dolson and Fryar, Jack E., Jr. (ed). Blue Tide Rising: a Memoir of the Union Army in North Carolina. Wilmington: Dram Tree Books, 2007. $12.95

Hagood, Johnson. Memoirs of the War of Secession. Columbia, South Carolina: The State Company, 1914 Online (Google Books): Memoirs of the War of Secession

Martin, Eugene S. Defense of Fort Anderson. Wilmington, North Carolina: North Carolina Society of Colonial Dames, 1901.

Murray, Paul and Stephen Russell Bartlett, Jr., eds. "The Letters of Stephen Chaulker Bartlett Aboard the U.S.S. Lenapee, January to August, 1865." North Carolina Historical Review, XXXIII (January 1956).

Porter, David D. Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1886. Online (Google Books): Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War

Rowland, Kate Mason, ed. "Letters of Major Thomas Rowland, C.S.A." William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, XXVI (April, 1917). Online (Google Books): Thomas Rowland Letters

Schofield, John M. Forty-Six Years in the Army. New York: The Century Company, 1897. Online (Google Books): Forty-Six Years in the Army

Waddell, Alfred Moore. Some Memories of My Life. Raleigh, North Carolina: Edwards & Broughton Printing company, 1908. Online (Google Books): Some Memories of My Life

 

Secondary:

Baxley, Neil. No Prouder Fate: The Story of the 11th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry. Bloomington, Indiana: Author-House, 2005. Accounts of the fall of Fort Anderson and operations on the west bank of the Cape Fear River.

Browning, Robert M. From Cape Charles to Cape Fear: The North Atlantic Blockading Squadron During the Civil War. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 1993. In depth information on the Federal North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, the squadron that was responsible for the blockade of the Cape Fear River.

**Carr, Dawson. Gray Phantoms of the Cape Fear: Running the Civil War Blockade. Winston-Salem, NC: John F. Blair, Publisher, 1998. $14.95 - Focuses on blockade running into Wilmington, via the Cape Fear River.

Dedmondt, Glenn. The Flags of Civil War North Carolina. Gretna, Louisiana: Pelican Publishing Company, 2003. A detailed look into the various flags from North Carolina used during the war.

Fonvielle, Chris, Jr. The Wilmington Campaign: Last Rays of Departing Hope. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001. A detailed history of the entire Wilmington Campaign.

**—Fort Anderson: Battle for Wilmington. Mason City, Iowa: Savas Publishing Company, 1999. $12.95 - The detailed history of Fort Anderson!

—"William Barker Cushing: Commando at the Cape Fear." Blue & Gray Magazine (summer 1997). Colorful account of Cushing's exploits in the Cape Fear.

**Fryar, Jack E, Jr. Yellow Death: Wilmington and The Epidemic of 1862. Wilmington: Dram Tree Books, 2008. $10.95 - An account of the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1862 and how it influenced blockade running and life on the Homefront in the Cape Fear during the Civil War. Why Fort Anderson became a quarantine station.

**Keith, H. James. 3rd Battalion North Carolina Light Artillery: Moore's Battalion, C.S.A. Morrisville, North Carolina: Lulu Enterprises, 2007. $28.00 - An extremely detailed account of light artillery in the Cape Fear defenses and detailed accounts of the operations on the west bank of the Cape Fear River.

**Kochan, Michael P. and Wideman, John C. Torpedoes: Another Look at the Infernal Machines of the Civil War. 2002. $10.00 - A highly detailed history of the development and use of torpedoes (mines) during the Civil War.

MacBride, Robert. Civil War Ironclads: The Dawn of Naval Armor. Philadelphia, PA: Chilton Books, 1962. Detailed evaluation of Civil War ironclads developed and used by both side.

McNeil, Jim. Masters of the Shoals: Tales of the Cape Fear Pilots who Ran the Union Blockade. Cambridge: Da Capo Press, 2003. Focuses on the pilots who guided the blockade runners up the Cape Fear River and their nature.

Massey, Mary Elizabeth. Ersatz in the Confederacy. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1952. Detailed work on how the Confederate home front dealt with the shortages of supplies.

**Pedlow, Franda D. and Fryar, Jack E., Jr. The Story of Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson. Wilmington: Dram Tree Books, 2005. $12.95 - An introductory history of Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson.

**South, Stanley. Archaeology at Colonial Brunswick. Raleigh, North Carolina: Office of Archives and History, 2010. $20.00 - Written by the "Father" of modern historical archaeology, gives very detailed accounts of artifacts found during 10 years of archaeological excavations.

**Trotter, William R. Ironclads and Columbiads: The Civil War in North Carolina, The Coast. Winston-Salem, NC: John F. Blair, Publisher, 1989. $12.95 - A very detailed examination of the Civil War along the NC coast.

Wise, Stephen R. Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running During the Civil War. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1988. A detailed history of Civil War blockade running and an examination of the Confederacy's efforts to organize and regulate the blockade running trade to meet its supply needs.

 

Books suitable for young readers:

Blue Tide Rising **
The Flags of Civil War North Carolina
Fort Anderson: Battle for Wilmington **
Gray Phantoms of the Cape Fear: Running the Civil War Blockade **
Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War
Ironclads and Columbiads: The Civil War in North Carolina, The Coast **
Masters of the Shoals: Tales of the Cape Fear Pilots who Ran the Union Blockade.
Memoirs of the War of Secession
The Story of Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson **
Torpedoes: Another Look at the Infernal Machines of the Civil War **
Yellow Death: Wilmington and The Epidemic of 1862 **


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