Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Civil War "Reverberations" Took Place In Wilmington, NC

From the May 22, 2014, Wilmington (NC) Star- News "Local Civil War sites plan commemoration Saturday" by Ben Steelman.

"Reverberations" took place Saturday, May 24, at three New Hanover County sites.

Ranger Emmanuel Dabney of the Petersburg National Battlefield spoke at the Fort Fisher site focusing on the increasingly supply link between Fort Fisher and Wilmington and Lee's Army at Petersburg, Virginia in 1864.  This took place at 11 AM.  As General Grant's Overland Campaign and later Petersburg Siege took place, military supplies coming to Lee's Army from Wilmington played a much increasing role of importance.

At 3 PM, there was a special program at the Confederate Mound at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington to honor Confederate soldiers who served at Petersburg.

Then, at 8 PM, a candlelight program was held at the Wilmington National Cemetery to honor Union troops who served at Petersburg and were later transferred South for the Fort Fisher expedition.

This free event was sponsored by the National Park Service in honor of the Civil War Sesquicentennial.

Wish I Had Been There.  --Old B-R'er

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