Fort Fisher

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

Friday, January 15, 2016

Fort Fisher 151st Commemoration Jan. 16-- Part 2

Saturday, january 16, volunteer re-enactors will set up camps, have infantry drills and discuss soldier life.

The fort's 32-pdr., 12-pdr. Napoleon and 10-pdr. Parrott Rifle cannons will be fired several times.

Youngsters can participate in the program "Attention, Cannoneers" and get to see how artillery works by using water balloons.

The fort's new temporary exhibit for the 72 Union soldiers, sailors and Marines who received Medals of Honor in the battle will also be opened.  It will have five actual Medals of Honors given to them that were not presented to them.

Speakers will be David Meiskey who will talk about Confederate currency and Richard Triebe who will discuss the fate of the Confederates taken prisoner at Fort fisher.  many of them died in the few months remaining in the war.

The whole event is made possible by The Friends of Fort Fisher.

--Old B-Runner

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