From the Friends of Fort Fisher (FoFF) (which I belong to).
The FoFF will be hosting "Descendants and friends Member program" on the morning of January 16, 2016, at Carolina Beach Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.
Featured speaker will be historian and author of "Confederate Goliath: Fort Fisher" Rod Gragg who will share personal stories of soldiers, sailors and Marines on both sides during the battle. he wrote the first major book on the battle.
Also, Diane Richard, a professional genealogist, who was recently featured on the TLC show "Who Do You Think You Are?" will speak on researching Civil War records.
Following the meeting, the FoFF will have their annual meeting.
They have special rates at the hotel for $69.
After that, everyone will move to the Fort Fisher site in the afternoon. The site will be hosting the 151st anniversary observance of the fall of the fort from 10 to 5.
From 1 to 1:30 p.m./, a dedication ceremony for the new Fort Fisher Medal of Honor exhibit will take place.
I Sure Would Have Liked to Be there. --Old B-Rer