Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher was a Confederate fort during the American Civil War. It protected the vital trading routes of the port at Wilmington, North Carolina, from 1861 until its capture by the Union in 1865. The fort was located on one of Cape Fear River's two outlets to the Atlantic Ocean on what was then known as Federal Point and today is known as Pleasure Island. Because of the roughness of the seas there, it was known as the Southern Gibraltar.

Read more about Fort Fisher:  Protecting Cape Fear's Inlet, Battles, Aftermath, Fort Fisher State Historic Site

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List Of American Civil War Medal Of Honor Recipients: A-F - E
... Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864 ... the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan ... Aboard the USS New Ironsides, First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher 01864-12-01Dec 1864 – 01865-01-01Jan 1865 English served on board the U.S.S ...
USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40)
... USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40) was an Anchorage-class dock landing ship of the United States Navy ... Fort Fisher was laid down on 15 July 1970 at General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding and launched on 22 April 1972 ... Fort Fisher was decommissioned on 27 February 1998 and struck from the Naval Vessel Registry on the same day ...
Lumbee Tribe - Scholarly Research - Civil War
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American Civil War Bibliography - Battles and Campaigns: East - Wilmington Campaign
... Fort Anderson Battle for Wilmington ... Confederate Goliath The Battle of Fort Fisher ... The Last Stronghold The Campaign for Fort Fisher ...
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
... The site has been declared national historic landmark and is now part of Fort Fisher State Recreation Area which features the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, the Fort Fisher State ... The museum features a map of the 1865 battle with three-dimensional models of Fort Fisher and Battery Buchanan ... Other exhibits highlight aspects of the battle, life at the fort, Union and Confederate soldiers' clothing and gear, weapons and armaments from the period, local cultural and natural history ...

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