Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Walking Tour to Learn of Wilmington's Civil War Past-- Part 1

From the January 27, 2017, WECT, NBC TV  "First at Four: Take a walking tour and learn about Wilmington's past."

The director of the Cape Fear Institute, Bernard Thuersam gives guided tours of downtown Wilmington that highlights Civil War history.

Some of the sites:

GABRIEL BONEY, JR. monument to the SOLDIERS OF THE CONFEDERACY.  He was an 18-year-old private from Duplin County and served on Bald Head Island (Fort Holmes), Fort Anderson and was at the Battle of Bentonville.

After the war, he donated money for the monument honoring New Hanover County's Confederate soldiers.  It is located at the intersection of 3rd and Dock streets.

One has to wonder when those certain "offended" people will protest and demand this monument to be removed.

--Old B-Runner

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