Fort Fisher

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

Friday, February 13, 2015

Battle of Forks Road Re-enactment This Weekend

From Feb. 7, 2015 "Battle of Forks Road being commemorated in Wilmington" by AP.

The battle will be re-enacted this weekend.  The Battle of Forks Road took place Feb. 20-21, 1865, but will be commemorated this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 14-15, at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, on the site of the actual battle.

The battle took place after the fall of Fort Fisher in January and led the way to the Union capture of Wilmington on Feb. 22nd.

The battle included 1,600 black soldiers who helped defeat Confederate Major General Robert F. Hoke's Confederates.  Three of the blacks were awarded the Medal of Honor for their role at the battle.

--Old B-Runner

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