Pivotal Civil War battle relived at Fort Fisher

Posted January 20, 2015

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— Hundreds of re-enactors were in New Hanover County this past weekend to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher, where Union soldiers overtook the fort from the Confederacy. The Union victory proved to be a pivotal point in the Civil War, which ended 90 days after the battle.


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  • lazyrebel Jan 23, 2015

    So now everyone wants to be a yankee now?

  • Harvey Smith Jan 21, 2015
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    Any time there is a celebration of the whipping of the south is good

  • krisandbruiser Jan 21, 2015

    Wish we hadn't missed this. My wife's great (x3?) grandfather was a Union sailor on one of the torpedo boats used to try and blow up the fort. We have a letter that he wrote home while aboard that boat.

  • angryingram Jan 21, 2015

    Oh yes I saw Governor McCrory was there honoring a WW II veteran along with several thousand others. Funny WRAL did not find that news worthy.

  • firefalcon100 Jan 21, 2015

    it would be nice for the story to include WHY it was "pivotal" in the Union victory.

  • common tater Jan 21, 2015

    I'll admit I would like to have witnessed the anniversary event. But I'm curious why the south would want to re-enact a Union victory.