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Civil War

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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Reenactments draw big booms and big crowds

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videoThe booming of cannons and popping of gunfire had some people taking cover at the Cameron Art Musuem in Wilmington. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Cassidey's Shipyard and the CSS Raleigh

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videoThe Cape Fear river has a history full of battles, and war. Some of the ships that set sail at that time were built at old shipyard in Wilmington. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Blockade runner Modern Greece

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videoAt Fort Fisher, there's an abundance of history to tour whenever we'd like on land, but under the waves of the Atlantic Ocean there's another type of history that you don't see. Full story...
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History comes to life at Fort Fisher

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videoIt was a booming good time at Ft. Fisher this weekend, as history buffs from across the state gathered to hear the sound of artillery fill the air. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Fort Fisher falls to Union troops

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video On January 15, 1865, Fort Fisher, nicknamed “Gilbraltar of the South” fell to Union troops. Built on a peninsula named Federal Point at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, 18 miles south of Wilmington, Fort Fisher was the largest earthen fortification in the Confederacy. Full story...
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