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154th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher

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Seminar / Lecture
January 12, 2019
10:00am4:00pm
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
1610 Fort Fisher Blvd South
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Join the 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher, ‘…And Oh How We Suffered’, with uniformed infantry units on hand to answer questions, display camp life and run drills.  Artillery demonstrations will include firings of the site's rifled and banded 32-pound cannon, the bronze 12-pound Napoleon cannon, and a 10-pound Parrott Rifle. Special guest and staff speakers, including site interpreter III Becky Sawyer, Harvey Godwin, Jr., chairman of the Lumbee tribe, Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery, associate professor of history at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Dr. Jamie Martinez, associate professor of history at UNC-Pembroke, will greet visitors, discuss and examine the issues faced by the laborers tasked with building the massive fortress.

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Fort Fisher State Historic Site
1610 Fort Fisher Blvd South
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 458-5538