Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fort Fisher Re-enactment Last Weekend

From the December 1, 2014, Wilmington (NC) Star-News "Fort Fisher showcases Civil War artillery."

The sights and sounds of Civil War artillery was highlighted from 10-4 this past Saturday, December 6th at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site in the "WE Kept Our Courage Up: Artillery of Fort Fisher."

This was a precursor of the huge re-enactment to take place at the fort in January to mark the 150th anniversary of the fort's fall.  There were re-enactment camps showing the lives of soldiers, sailors and Marines from both sides and it is free and open to the public.

Fort Fisher's 32-pounder seacoast rifled and banded cannon at Sheppard's Battery will be fired at 10, noon, 2 and 4.  Costumed interpreters will explain the drill and equipment of the cannon before each firing.

Fort Fisher is located near the southern terminus of US-421, south of Kure Beach, North Carolina.

It is too bad I live so far away as I sure would have liked to have been there.

Oh Well.  Perhaps I Will be Able to Make the 150th Anniversary of It.  --Old B-R'er

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