From the Feb. 7, 2015, Napa Valley (Cal.) Review by John Stephen Futini.
If you're just going to read one short account of Fort Fisher, this would be the one. It is longer than what I'm going to cover so check it out. at the site. here are some significant items:
** Named for Col. Charles G. Fisher of the 6th North Carolina who was killed at the Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861.
** It began as a small 100-yard-long fort-let at the end of the Cape Fear Peninsula called Confederate Point (formerly Federal Point before the war).
** On July 4, 1862, 26-year-old Col. William Lamb of the 2nd North Carolina Artillery took command of the fort.
** He commanded it for the rest of the war until it fell on Jan. 15, 1865.
More to Come. --Old B-Runner