KURE BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- The 'Friends of Fort Fisher' organization unveiled their newest onsite exhibit at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site.
The exhibit features a replica of the most powerful weapon used by confederates when they defended the fort during the Civil War.
Rod Gragg, a Civil War writer says the Armstrong Rifled cannon is the great secret weapon of its day.
"It's extremely important historically, but also because it really is a sight that showcases American courage and sacrifice," he says.
The original cannon was a gift given to the fort from the Queen of England during the American Civil War.
Gragg says receiving this cannon is a milestone for the organization, and they can't wait to show it off.