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Map of Fort Fisher Area - Federal Point Peninsula

Battery Disposition Key:

Battery Commanders — Christmas Battle — December 24-25, 1864

LAND FACE
River Road Sally Port:
A Capt. John M. Sutton (December 25)
Company C, 3rd North Carolina Battalion
Shepherd's Battery:
A Capt. John M. Sutton (December 25)
Company C, 3rd North Carolina Battalion
B Lt. George D. Parker (December 24-25)
36th North Carolina Regiment
Main Sally Port:
C Capt. Zachariah T. Adams (December 25)
13th North Carolina Battalion
Other Land Face Batteries:
D Lt. Irvin Fulford (Co. K, 10th North Carolina Regiment)
Lt. Thomas Arendell (Co. F, 10th North Carolina Regiment)
Capt. Daniel Patterson (Co. H, 36th North Carolina Regiment)
Northeast Bastion: (The "Redan Battery" and adjoining Works)
D Company F, 10th North Carolina Regiment (December 24)
E Capt. Samuel B. Hunter (December 24-25)
Company F, 36th North Carolina Regiment
SEA FACE
Cumberland Battery:
F Lt. Daniel R. Perry (December 24-25)
Company B, 36th North Carolina Regiment
Columbiad Battery:
F Lt. Daniel R. Perry
Company B, 36th North Carolina Regiment
G Lt. Frances M. Roby, C.S. Navy (December 24-25)
Battery Bolles:
H Capt. Zachariah T. Adams (December 24)
13th North Carolina Battalion
Lt. Samuel H. Forbes in immediate command
I Capt. James L. McCormic (December 25)
1st North Carolina Battalion
Lt. John T. Rankin in immediate command
Purdie Battery (Armstrong Battery):
H Capt. Zachariah T. Adams (December 24-25)
13th North Carolina Battalion
Lt. Charles Latham in immediate command
Battery Roland:
I Capt. James L. McCormic (December 25)
1st North Carolina Battalion
J Capt. Oliver H. Powell (December 24)
Company E, 36th North Carolina Regiment
Lenoir Battery:
J Capt. Oliver H. Powell (December 24-25)
Company E, 36th North Carolina Regiment
Battery Hedrick:
J Capt. Oliver H. Powell (December 25)
Company E, 36th North Carolina Regiment
K Capt. William F. Brooks (December 24)
Company K, 36th North Carolina Regiment
Mound Battery:
K Capt. William F. Brooks (December 24-25)
Company K, 36th North Carolina Regiment
Battery Buchanan (at New Inlet):
L Lt. Robert T. Chapman, C.S. Navy (December 24-25)

Adapted from:
The Wilmington Campaign and the Battles for Fort Fisher.
by Mark A. Moore — (Da Capo Press, 1999).


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