Old Breastworks

  • Address: 1100-1148 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

About

In 1863 the citizens of Raleigh gathered at the Wake County courthouse to petition the city and the state to fortify the capital city against an invasion by the Union army. On July 6, Governor Zebulon B. Vance and former Governor Thomas Bragg endorsed the decision to create a fortification of breastworks around the city.

  • About

    In 1863 the citizens of Raleigh gathered at the Wake County courthouse to petition the city and the state to fortify the capital city against an invasion by the Union army. On July 6, Governor Zebulon B. Vance and former Governor Thomas Bragg endorsed the decision to create a fortification of breastworks around the city.