Friday, January 22, 2010

145 th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher

The roar of canons, gunfire, advancing troops, retreating troops, the smell of bacon and eggs cooking for breakfast at the camps, woman stoking the home fires, children playing alongside - this was the scene at the 145 th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher. After 6 long hours of the battle the north took Fort Fisher and cut off all supplies to the south from the Port of Wilmington. This was a pivotal time for the Civil War and the beginning of the end. The war ended 6 months later. This re-enactment was a realistic view of this battle with hundreds of participants and thousands of viewers. It was amazing to see such a portrayal done right on the grounds of this historic battle.

1 comment:

RoadDog said...

Thanks for the pictures. Wish I could have been there.