Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Fort Fisher Pillars

From the Oct. 29, 2015, Wilmington (NC) Star-News "Fort Fisher Pillars."

Two photos and a caption accompanied were included.  These are the two pillars standing on either side of US-421 north of Fort Fisher.  The actually fort, however, does not begin at this point.  The newspaper is not sure, but think the two pillars were erected in 1932 at the same time the Fort Fisher monument was built at Battle Acre by the North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

The pillars were once surrounded by trees and brush, but now by homes because of the build up.

Two photos accompanied it.  One shows the pillars in the 1930s-1940s.  The other one is current.

Several comments accompanied the article.  One says he will do more research on it, several more eluded to the Confederate Flag controversy.

This article is part of the Star-News Throwback Thursday series.

--Love Those Pillars.  --Old B-R'er

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