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Cape Fear Museum unveils Confederate general’s uniform

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A piece of Civil War history is joining the collection at the Cape Fear Museum.

Museum staff today unveiled the uniform of Gen. William Henry Chase Whiting. He was the Confederate commander of the Lower Cape Fear District during the Civil War.

His uniform is one of three artifacts conserved by the museum with money from a grant, donations, and county funding.

Visitors will be able to see the artifacts on display starting October 5.

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