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Civil War

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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History comes alive at Fort Anderson

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videoHistory buffs learned about the role of obstructions and torpedoes during the Civil War at Brunswick Town Fort Anderson State Historic Site this weekend. Full story...
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Search continues for Civil War artifacts stolen from Cape Fear Museum

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video The Cape Fear Museum is still looking for help finding some missing history. Detectives continue searching for the thief or thieves who swiped five Civil War-era objects from a display cabinet at the Wilmington museum. Full story...
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Civil War relics stolen from Cape Fear Museum

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videoSome pieces of Civil War history are missing from the Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington. The museum staff noticed they were missing this morning. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Fort Caswell

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videoIt's the forgotten fort of our area, but Fort Caswell has a storied past. The old fort, made of brick, was built in 1828 for coastal defense, decades before its partner to the east Fort Fisher. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: "Rebel Rose" Greenhow

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video Rose Greenhow earned a reputation for being one of the most cunning spies in the Civil War. Her stolen information allowed the South to top the North in a key battle. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Fort Fisher

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video Before it was Fort Fisher, the land was known as Federal Point: a simple peninsula in between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. Full story...
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'Friends of Fort Fisher' unveil the newest addition to Fort Fisher State Historic Site

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video The 'Friends of Fort Fisher' organization unveiled their newest onsite exhibit at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Civil War vet William Loring travels and fights for Egyptian Army

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videoWilliam Loring led a military career that saw him fight for three different flags over five decades. The most interesting of which being his time spent in Egypt. Full story...
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