From the April 16, 2014, Civilian War Time: N.C.'s Civilian Civil War Wartime Experience.
I only found mention of a "Captain W.T. Muse, commanding the CSS North Carolina died in this town of typhoid fever." #CW150.
This brief statement just caused me to spend three hours doing research on this man. Just another in the many reasons it takes me so long to do these doggone blogs. One things leads to another, leads to another and leads to another.
I knew the CSS North Carolina was an ironclad steamer at Wilmington, North Carolina, hence a Wilmington, Fort Fisher connection.