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140th Anniversary of the Fall of Fort Anderson

February 19th and 20th of 2005 marked the 140th anniversary of the Fall of Fort Anderson which ultimately led to the demise of the port of Wilmington, North Carolina and ultimately the end of the Civil War. A large crowd of onlookers witnessed a spectacular reenactment of the final battle at Fort Anderson. Period uniforms, cannons and the smell of burning gun powder lent authenticity to the reenactment. The weekend was rounded out by guest speakers Dr. Max Williams of Western Carolina University and Dr. Chris Fonvielle of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNC-Wilmington). Sunday morning church service was held in the ruins of St. Philips Church with its rich history dating back to 1754.

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Event Brochure

140th Anniversary of the Fall of Fort Anderson - Event Brochure    140th Anniversary of the Fall of Fort Anderson - Schedule of Events

 

Confederate Army

Confederate Army

 

Union Army

Union Army

 

Union Soldiers

Union Soldiers

 

Woman in Civil War Era Dress

Woman in Civil War Era Dress

 

Civil War Era Cannons

Civil War Era Cannon

Civil War Era Cannon

Civil War Era Cannon

 

Civil War Era Campsites

Civil War Era Campsite

Civil War Era Campsite

 

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