Fort Fisher

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

Friday, June 24, 2016

Civil War Program Set for Saturday at Fort Fisher State Historic Site

From the June 20. 2016, Wilmington (NC) Star-News by Ben Steelman.

The summer Civil War artillery program will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.  It is called "Fire, Smoke, and Deadly showers of Cast Iron: Artillery at Fort Fisher.

Period pieces will be fired throughout the day, including a replica 12-pd Napoleon cannon.  Costumed interpreters will explain artillery drills and military equipment and tours will be given around the surviving earthworks.

Local historian Jeff Tyndall will speak about the Civil War home front in eastern North Carolina at 2 p.m. in the visitors center.

The program is free and open to the public and made possible by the Friends of Fort Fisher, to which I belong.

Ready, Aim, Fire!  --Old B-Runner

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