"Until the last few months of the Civil War, Fort Fisher kept North Carolina's port of Wilmington open to blockade-runners supplying necessary goods to Confederate armies inland. By 1865, the supply line through Wilmington was the last remaining supply route open to Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. When Ft. Fisher fell after a massive Federal amphibious assault on January 15, 1865, its defeat helped seal the fate of the Confederacy..." You may go to their website to read the rest of their post by clicking on this link: http://www.nchistoricsites.org/fisher/fisher.htm
In February their will be 2 days of activities at Fort Anderson in commemoration of the Civil War that ended in 1865. You may find a listing of dates and times by clicking on this link http://www.nchistoricsites.org/brunswic/brunswic.htm
The photo shown here was taken by Bob Sample of PKS IMages Photography.
Fort Fisher Civil War Flags