View from Camp Anderson

Camp Anderson

We toured Camp Anderson as part of the civil war history tour presented by Our State magazine and were allowed to stroll along the top of part of the earthen works erected there during the civil war by Confederate forces. The view was absolutely killer–seeing a large portion of the Cape Fear River. I think the original town was never rebuilt after it was destroyed by British troops during the American Revolution (it was a town called Brunswick, I think). I don’t know why it was not rebuilt as it seems like it would be the perfect area for trade as it is slightly inland and protected. The Confederates built up this area into Fort Anderson during the civil war to protect their supply line (Cape Fear River into Wilmington) from the union troops.

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