The Battle of Wilmington was fought February 11–22, 1865, during the American Civil War, mostly outside the city of Wilmington, North Carolina. The Union victory in January in the Second Battle of Fort Fisher meant that Wilmington, 30 miles upriver, could no longer be held. It fell to Union troops after they overcame Confederate defenses along the way. The Confederate General Braxton Bragg burned stores of tobacco and cotton before leaving the city to prevent the Union from selling them.
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