Fort Fisher

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

Friday, January 15, 2016

Fort Fisher Anniversary Commemoration Tomorrow-- Part 1

Today marks the 151st anniversary of the fall of Fort Fisher and closing of the Confederacy's last port open to outside trade, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Last year, the Fort Fisher State Historic Site put on a huge commemoration, drawing the biggest crowds ever.  This year's, however, will be much moire subdued.

The site expects between 2,000 and 3,000 people to attend (down from the 22,000 who came to last year's event which was over two days)  Attendance usually spikes every five years for one of the big anniversaries when the call is put out for re-enactors and many participate).

--Old B-R'er

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