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Fort Fisher State Historic Site – a photo essay

Early in the Civil War, Wilmington, North Carolina was recognized as an important port by the Confederate government. To protect the port, CSA Major Charles P. Bolles began construction of Fort Fisher in the spring of 1861. The original plans … Continue reading

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Second Battle of Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher protected the entrance to the Cape Fear River in North Carolina. The river was the only navigable link to Wilmington, North Carolina, which was the Confederacy’s last open port during early 1865. Because of this, it became a … Continue reading

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Oakwood Cemetery – Raleigh, North Carolina

I had the opportunity to visit historic Oakwood Cemetery, in Raleigh, North Carolina, on a visit in May 2010.  Founded in 1869, it is located in downtown Raleigh.  Many Confederate notables are interred at Oakwood including George Burgwyn Anderson, Basil … Continue reading

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