The Story of Brunswick Town & Fort Anderson
In 1725, Maurice Moore convinced his friends and family from the Goose Creek section of South Carolina to relocate to North Carolina’s Cape Fear River and build their own settlement. The Moores quickly laid out a new town called Brunswick that would become the colony’s only port with direct access to the Atlantic Ocean. Over the course of its existence, Brunswick was raided by Spanish privateers, sacked by British redcoats, and was home to some of the leading figures in colonial and Revolutionary War North Carolina. Two Royal Governors made their homes there, and one of the earliest rebellions against English rule in America was acted out at Brunswick. During the Civil War, Fort Anderson was built on the ruins of the colonial town. After the fall of Fort Fisher in 1865, Fort Anderson became the last obstacle to the Union occupation of the vital port at Wilmington, further up the Cape Fear River. In this book, Franda D. Pedlow and Jack E. Fryar, Jr. have put together a beginner’s primer that initiates history lovers into the rich past of one of North Carolina’s most significant historic sites.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR..
Jack E. Fryar, Jr. has authored or edited more than thirty volumes of North Carolina and Cape Fear history. His historical specialty is colonial North Carolina, particularly during the seventeenth century. Jack has served as a United States Marine, worked as a broadcaster, freelance magazine writer, sports announcer, and book designer. He holds a Masters degree in History and another Masters in Teaching, and taught history at E.A. Laney High School and Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, N.C.