Fort Fisher

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

Friday, February 13, 2015

Fort Anderson Re-enactment Promises to Be Loud This Weekend-- Part 1

From the Feb. 10, 2015, Wilmington (NC) Star-News"Battle re-enactment at Fort Anderson guaranteed to be loud" by Ben Steelman.

They won't have as many re-enactors as were at the 150th anniversary of Fort Fisher last month, but organizers promise it will be a lot louder as there will be at least six artillery pieces on site that will be firing throughout both days.  These re-enactors are gearing up for the huge Battle of Bentonville sesquicentennial next month near Goldsboro, N.C..

In addition, a full-scale battle will be waged both days, with just 150 re-enactors, but they will seem like more as they will be in a very small space.

In addition to the battle and cannons, Chris Fonvielle will lead a tour of the fort's south battery and give lectures on the fort.  He has just revised his book "To Forge Thunderbolts: Fort Anderson" which I discussed here last week

--Old B-R'er

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