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Fort Branch was one Confederate fort that did not fall into Union hands at any time during the Civil War. It is an earthen emplacement built atop 100-foot high cliffs overlooking the Fort Branch was one Confederate fort that did not fall into Union hands at any time during the Civil War. It is an earthen emplacement built atop 100-foot high cliffs overlooking the [roanoriv] and named in honor of General Lawrence Branch, a local hero who had been killed on a Maryland battlefield.

The fort protected "The Lifeline of the Confederacy"--a railroad bridge at [weldon] that helped to supply General Lee's army with provisions. Weldon was also the building site of an ironclad warship, the C.S.S. Albemarle, just above Hamilton. CODE left

Fort Branch was one Confederate fort that did not fall into Union hands at any time during the Civil War. It is an earthen emplacement built atop 100-foot high cliffs overlooking the [roanoriv] and named in honor of General Lawrence Branch, a local hero who had been killed on a Maryland battlefield.

The fort protected "The Lifeline of the Confederacy"--a railroad bridge at [weldon] that helped to supply General Lee's army with provisions. Weldon was also the building site of an ironclad warship, the C.S.S. Albemarle, just above Hamilton.

Location: PO Box 355, Hamilton North Carolina 27840

Other History nearby:
(Tarboro) Blount-Bridgers House
(Bailey) Country Doctor Museum
(Hamilton) Fort Branch
(Hamilton) Fort Branch Civil War Site on the Roanok
(Creswell) Somerset Place State Historic Site

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