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Civil War

Union Soldier honored, 150 years after death

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videoSergeant Albert E. Higley of the 22nd New York Volunteers and the 16th New York Heavy Artillery was honored at the Wilmington National Cemetery today. This year is the 150th anniversary of his death in Wilmington during the Civil War. Full story...
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Sacrifice, legacy to be focus of symposium on Civil War

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A symposium about the sacrifices made during the Civil War will be held in Southport and Wilmington. A session Friday night will be held at Murrow Hall in Southport, and the Saturday event will be held at Morton Hall at UNC-Wilmington. Full story...
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Fort Fisher marks 150th anniversary of historic battle

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video This weekend is the 150th Anniversary of the 2nd Battle of Fort Fisher. Organizers say no other Fort Fisher program compares to what visitors can expect to see at the fort over the next few days. Full story...
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Fort Fisher lesson on artillery packs firepower

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videoPeople traveled from all over to Fort Fisher Saturday for summer program "Waves of Fire and Smoke and Deadly Showers of Cast Iron: Artillery at Fort Fisher" that taught not only the history of the fort, but the important part artillery had on the fort during The Civil War. Full story...
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Civil War reenactments, more than just a hobby

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videoYou might have thought you've stepped back in time walking around Cameron Museum Saturday if it weren't for the occasional iPhone picture, of course. Reenactors and Civil War enthusiasts from all over gathered to commemorate the battle of Forks Road. Full story...
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Fort Fisher commemorates 149th anniversary

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videoFt. Fisher commemorates the 149th anniversary of its pivotal civil war battle. Period clothing and uniforms were all the rage as visitors experienced living history. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: W.H.C. Whiting

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video An important figure to the Confederacy, W.H.C. Whiting was in charge of the defense system that guarded the Cape Fear during the war. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Shipwreck exposed at Wrightsville Beach

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video The discovery of a lifetime. A local man finds a newly exposed shipwreck while fishing at Wrightsville Beach. Hear the story of the wreck. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Fishing trip may have turned into shipwreck discovery

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videoCould it be a shipwreck never before caught on camera? A local surfer might have found one yesterday while fishing at the south end of Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Civil War Ironclads

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videoThe Civil War posed a numbers problem for the South. In order to compete in Naval battles, they looked to ironclad ships to help even the score. Full story...
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