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24560
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Earthen fortifications in Winton provided little protection to Confederates during the Civil War. Winton was the first town burned during the war and was lost in 1862 as a result of gunboats on the Chowan River.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 39 Issue 17, February 1972, p12-13, il
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24654
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Anecdotal historical information is provided about Fort Caswell, a fortification on the mouth of the Cape Fear River used for guarding the main seaway into in North Carolina.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 26 Issue 25, May 1959, p11-12, il, map
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16180
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Historically, defending the coast proved problematic for coastal Carolina. Early Spanish raids on coastal cities of Beaufort and Wilmington prompted the earliest fort construction in the 18th-century. A series of forts, especially focused on the southeast coast, had varying degrees of success protecting these cities from the American Revolution to the World Wars.
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