Field Trip of the Confederate Sugar Loaf Line of Defense

Oct 23 2021 - 10:45am

A trip to the Beach! That’s Carolina Beach, of course!  Our own Professor Chris Fonvielle, leads us on a tour of the Confederate Sugar Loaf line of defense.

On Saturday, October 23, Chris (who is THE expert on all things Civil War in the Wilmington area) will take us through the new Joseph Ryder Lewis, Jr., Civil War Park and other nearby locales that were pivotal in the Confederate defense and eventual 1865 Union capture of Wilmington. 

We will meet at 10:45 a.m. at the Carolina Beach Town Hall, 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, (take the ferry or the bridge),  a short walk from the park, which has signage partially funded by our round table.  After an hour of touring we’ll have lunch delivered, then set off to explore additional sections of the fortifications and battlefields.  Expect to walk a total of about three miles, with the tour ending around 4 p.m.  Attendance will be limited to 35 people, and the price per person is $35.  The rain date is the following Saturday, October 30.

The sign-up sheet and additional information will be available at our October 5 meeting.  For questions or to register before then, please contact John Walsh, BCWRT’s trip coordinator, at jdwalsh1@gmail.com, or (609) 651-7719.