Fort Fisher offers ‘one day of living history’


FORT FISHER, NC (WWAY) —  Fort Fisher State Historic Site commemorated the 151st anniversary of the second battle of Fort Fisher Saturday.

Organizers say this free event was to give the public one day of living history.

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There were cannon firings, special tours and lectures, kid’s activities, and dozens of union and confederate reenactors.

Fort Fisher also unveiled a new exhibit highlighting the 72 soldiers, sailors, and marines who received the medal of honor for their actions at Fort Fisher toward the end of the civil war.

“We have newborn infants to all the way up to 80 or 90 year olds who are coming here,” said Assistant Site Manager John Moseley. “Many people have family connections to here or their ancestor were on one side of this battle or the other. Many people are brand new to the area. They are wanting to know the history of this area and they find that this really help them understand what was happening in the lower Cape Fear during the American Civil War.”

Moseley said they expected up to 5,000 people to visit the site Saturday.