Fort George (20)
Fort George (20) (1776) - A minor Revolutionary War fortification situated on Bald Head Island, Brunswick County, North Carolina.
Small British Revolutionary War fort established in 1776 to protect the opening of the Cape Fear River. A minor skirmish occurred on September 6th, 1776 when 150 Continental troops under the leadership of Colonel Thomas Polk made their way across the Cape Fear River. They were subsequently discovered by the British fleet anchored off of the island and were subjected to a sustained barrage. The Americans later withdrew.