Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fort Fisher Falls 150 Years Ago Today

Today, January 15, 2015, marks the sesquicentennial of the capture of Fort Fisher, North Carolina, by a combine Navy and Army attack.  This effectively closed the port of Wilmington and closed the Confederacy to the outside world.

I have written about this fort often in this blog and a whole lot in my Running the Blockade Civil War Navy Blog, including a whole lot in the past month.  For the account of the battle, read that blog.

Fort Fisher holds a special place in my heart as it was that place that got me interested in the Civil War and then, history in general.  This is why I taught for 33 years.

A Real Big Thing.  --Old Secesh

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