From the January 2, 2017, Port City Daily "Watch cannons fire and listen to historians during the 152nd anniversary of the Second Battle of Fort Fisher."
This to be held Saturday, January 14, 2017, at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site and will feature a lot of living. The program is "Desperate Bravery and Brilliant Valor: the 152nd Commemoration of the Second Battle of Fort Fisher" and will be from 10 to 4 p.m. Artillery units will conduct drills and periodic firing of the fort's 32-pdr and 12-pdr Napoleon and Parrott Rifle cannons.
There will be guided tours, kids activities and period photography by Harry Taylor who will have his 1860s traveling wet plate photography studio on site.
In addition, noted Fort Fisher scholars and authors Rod Gragg, author of "Confederate Goliath: The Battle of Fort Fisher" will be the keynote speaker at 11 a.m.. Then, at 2:30 p.m., historian and author Richard Triebe will speak. Both will sell and autograph their books afterwards.
Sure Wish I Could Be There. --Old B-Runner