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Take our local history quiz before visiting Fort Fisher

By Amy HotzAmy.Hotz@StarNewsOnline.com

Wilmington was spared for much of the Civil War.Locals enjoyed stories of flamboyant captains who would evade federal gunships in spite of how the war was going elsewhere. Blockade runners filled with valuable war materiel and civilian luxuries would pull into port bringing, for an instant, a boost in morale.

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