Of course, Chris Fonvielle is the man you want to talk to if you want to know any and everything about Fort Fisher and Wilmington during the Civil War. I doubt that anyone has more knowledge.
Fort Anderson's role in the war has always been relegated to playing second fiddle to Fort Fisher. Like Rodney Dangerfield, it can get no respect.
That is even though both forts were similar in that they were huge earthworks. However, unlike Fort Fisher, Fort Anderson's earthworks are still largely intact.
The fort was built on the site of the abandoned Colonial town of Old Brunswick on the west side of the Cape Fear River. It was originally named Fort St. Philip as it was by the ruins of the colonial St. Philips Church.
The Tale of Another Fort. --Old B-Runner