Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fort Fisher!

Another of our stops while on Pleasure Island, was the historic site of Ft. Fisher. This place so intrigued us that we paid the little extra for a personally guided tour. We would like to thank Ray for his wonderful insights.

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.

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