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1918 Fort Caswell Rifle Range Memorial

   
1918 Fort Caswell Rifle Range Memorialloupe
Foxfire Trace and Bunker Court
Caswell Beach
NC
USA
28465

1918 Fort Caswell Rifle Range Memorial

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaqueOn January 21, 1918, the U.S. War Department proposed the construction of a new rifle range adjacent to Fort Caswell, N.C., for small arms training of soldiers in preparation for the entrance of the United States into World War I. After World War II, the rifle range was declared surplus and sold. In commemoration of the Centennial of World War I, a group of Caswell Beach residents have worked to create a memorial and dedicate the 1918 Fort Caswell Rifle Range to the WWI veterans of Brunswick County, N.C. and have the structure added to the National Register of Historic Places.