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