Wilmington NC Events – The 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher

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Event Title : The 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher
Event Date : 14-Jan-2017
Start Time : 10:00 AM
End Time : 4:00 PM
Category : Entertainment
Location : 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd South
Address : 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd South, Kure Beach
City : Wilmington
State : NC
Zip : 28449
Location Map :
Phone : 910-458-5538
Contact : n/a
Description : Join in as the Fort Fisher State Historic Site is brought to life with their 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher event featuring the theme of “Desperate Bravery & Brilliant Valor.” This one-day event will focus on the stories of the men who displayed such traits during the afternoon of January 15, 1865. Infantry reenactors will be on hand to talk with visitors about camp life and garrison duty as well as conduct the manual of arms, drills and firing demonstrations including the site’s rifled and banded 32 pound cannon and the bronze 12 pound cannon. On hand will be Harry Taylor, a local photographer who will be using his 1860s wet-plate photography studio to take photographs for visitors.

Speakers for the event include local historians and authors Rod Gragg and Richard Triebe who will be presenting stories of the bravery and valor displayed by the men at Fort Fisher. Both authors will be on site during the day to meet the public and sign copies of their books. Enjoy period music provided by the Huckleberry Brothers Band throughout the day as well as Junior Reserves programs “School of the Soldier” and “Secret Codes and Encryption Devices.”

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