Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fort Fisher-Dug Artifacts

From the Southport Times.

The Southport Times memorabilia Collection acquired seven artifacts dug up at Fort Fisher on Jan. 12, 2011, from a person in Ohio.

DESCRIPTION:

"These items were found and dug out of the ground at Fort Fisher, North Carolina, in the 1990s. Included in the display are what appears to be a somewhat modern .45 caliber shell casing, a shot or musket ball, two blasting caps, two stone carved bullets and some kind of small metal rod. Some of the items may date back to the Civil War."

These items are displayed in a shadow case.

Of course, it is very illegal to dig up anything on the state grounds at Fort Fisher.

The .45 caliber shell might be from the fort's use during World War II.

The Southport Times newspaper is doing a fine job collecting area memorabilia and also has a growing postcard collection.

Keep Up the Good Work. --Old B-Runner

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