US Army Corps of Engineers
Wilmington District

Lt. Brittany Akers, Waterways Mngt, Div. Chief for Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, stands with Wilmington District Commander Col. Robert Clark, right, and Captain Bion Stewart, Coast Guard Sector Commander North Carolina, after receiving the Army Achievement Medal.
Over the past three months, the southern coastal plain of North Carolina has received record rainfall and experienced record flooding. Not only have surface waters been impacted, but also groundwater. High water tables are slow to recover, so these conditions will continue to exacerbate local flooding.
The Fort Bragg Special Operations Command Resident Engineer Office won a Merit Award for Technology and Innovation from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters for the Language and Culture Center. L-r: Wilmarie Pagan-Sanchez, Ron Cannady, William Rodriguez, Juan Ramos, Doug Wood, Brian Whitley and Paul Blue.

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On This date in USACE and Wilmington District History
February 20, 1864: Battle of Olustee

On this day in 1864, at the Battle of Olustee,the largest conflict fought in Florida during the Civil War, a Confederate force under General Joseph Finegan decisively defeats an army commanded by General Truman Seymour. The victory kept the Confederates in control of Florida’s interior for the rest of the war. Olustee was the climax to a Union invasion of Florida a few weeks before. General Quincy Gilmore, commander of the Union’s Department of the South, dispatched Seymour to Jacksonville on February 7. Seymour’s troops secured the town and began to send cavalry raiders inland to Lake City and Gainesville. Just behind the troops came John Hay, private secretary to President Abraham Lincoln. On February 21st, wounded Union soldiersn were sent toward Jacksonville in horse-drawn wagons and on rail cars. The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment that include Army engineers was temporarily attached to Col Hawley’s Brigade and moved out about 9 .M. Companies A and E were attached to the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment. These units formed a line of battle and covered the retreat from Barbers. The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment arrived at Baldwin about 1600 hours where Companies A and E rejoined it. The regiment then continued on to McGirt’s Creek where it halted for the night. They had marched 22 miles that day.

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Carolina Beach / Kure Beach

The following website link displays the current sand placement status for ongoing nourishment within the Carolina Beach and Vicinity, NC project, which includes two distinct areas named Carolina Beach and Area South. Area South includes the southern shoreline of Carolina Beach and all of Kure Beach. 

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W. Kerr Scott Reservoir Announces Public Sale of Dock with Slip
1/24/2019
WILMINGTON, N.C. – W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir is holding a public sale of a dock with slip. The dock is 20 feet by 24 feet with a 10 feet by 20 feet slip with a composite deck. The dock will be...
W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir Announces Temporary Closures
12/7/2018
WILMINGTON, N.C. – Officials at W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir have temporarily closed recreation areas and trails as a safety precaution for the winter storm expected to impact the area this...

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