154th Anniversary at Ft. Fisher

Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach, NC, presents the 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher celebrating the men who fought during the afternoon of Jan. 15, 1865.

The event includes infantry reenactors and firing demonstrations including the site’s 32-pound cannon. The program also includes a pair of Junior Reserves activities for kids (10 am start). At 10:30 am in the auditorium, Fort Fisher Interpreter Becky Sawyer discusses a new temporary exhibit that unearths details about the three lighthouses at Federal Point.

At 12:30 pm, noted historian and documentary film producer Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery presents A War Within a War: Lumbee Indians at Fort Fisher. At 2:30 pm, Dr. Jamie Martinez, associate professor of history at UNC-Pembroke, examines a crucial issue faced by the Confederacy—insufficient laborers. Dr. Martinez will discuss conscription and how state and local officials cooperated with the Confederate War Department and Engineer Bureau to provide slave labor.

 

For More Information Visit the Fort Fisher Website

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