Ft. Fisher was very important during the Civil War. It kept a waterway open to Wilmington to keep supplies available to the Southern troops. Once the Federal troops captured the fort, it only took 3 months until Lee's surrender.
For those of you that would like more information, visit this website: Fort Fisher History . Or better yet, get in your car and go to Ft. Fisher in person. It is a wonderful place. I didn't get a lot of pictures because my camera battery needed to be recharged. I will add some from my phone to this post at a later date.
|Some of the original sand mounds built by the Confederate soldiers still stand.|