News Articles – 1850 – 1864

Federal Point, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Fort Fisher
– from the Wilmington Star, Wilmington News, Wilmington Post, Wilmington Dispatch, Wilmington Messenger, The Daily Journal, Wilmington, N C.

Source:
Bill Reaves files: Federal Point/Carolina Beach/Kure Beach/Fort Fisher 1725-1994

 

December 10, 1850
James Newton, 76, died.

December 27, 1850
Isaac Newton, 33, son of James Newton, died.

September 29, 1851
John J. Newton, 49 years old, died at his residence on Federal Point, New Hanover County, after a painful illness of almost 16 months. Buried in Federal Point Cemetery. (The Daily Journal, 10-6-1851)

 

1853
William H. King was appointed Fumigator at Federal Point by the Commissioners of Navigation. (Wilmington Commercial, 5-7-1853)

 

September 7, 1853
Mr. Julius H. Dozier, of Smithville, N.C., married Miss Hester Ann Newton, at Federal Point, with J. G. Pickett, Esq, officiating. (Wilmington Commercial, 9-15-1853)

October 17, 1856
Hester Ann Elizabeth Dozier, wife of Julius Dozier, died. She was born June 14, 1834. Internment was on Federal Point. Vol. 1.

 

1855
The Lighthouse Board recommended that the Cape Fear Lighthouse be made a fixed flashing light to distinguish it from the Federal Point Lighthouse, about 8 miles away.

 

October 17, 1856
Hester Ann Elizabeth Doshier, wife of Julius Doshier, died and was buried on Federal Point. She was born June 14, 1834.

 

May 27, 1861
General Theophilus Holmes was ordered to take charge of coast defenses from New River in Onslow County to the South Carolina line. He engaged engineers, constructors, laborers, materials and went to work building up the defenses in his department. Fort Fisher was begun at this time. Vol. 1

 

September 7, 1861
General Joseph R. Anderson, of Virginia, was ordered to take charge of the defenses around Wilmington. He had only 4,669 men present for duty in his district. He dispersed the men available to eight different points, one of which was Camp Wyett with 740 men and Confederate Point with 85 men. Vol.1

 

October, 1861
Company B., 36th Regiment, N.C. Troops, (Second Regiment, N.C. Artillery) was assigned to man the battery on Zeke‘s Island, Cape Fear River.
1862

The Light Boat, which was taken from the Frying Pan Shoals, was anchored opposite Fort Anderson with four guns mounted aboard it. The Light Boat from the Horse Shoe Shoals was anchored inside Zeke‘s Island with four guns mounted.

 

October 8, 1862
Sterling F. Newton died. Born April 7, 1834. Internment was on Federal Point. Vol.1

August 2, 1864
Mr. John L. Newton, aged 23 years, died at Confederate Point. (The Daily Journal, 8-9-1864

August 2, 1864
John L. Newton died. Born August 13,1839. Internment was on Federal Point. Vol.1.

 

Source:
Bill Reaves files: Federal Point/Carolina Beach/Kure Beach/Fort Fisher 1725-1994