152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher
January 14, 2017
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
1610 Fort Fisher Blvd South
Kure Beach, NC 28449
Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Battlefield in Kure Beach and the Friends of Fort Fisher host the 152nd Anniversary of the 2nd Battle of Fort Fisher. This one-day living history event — Desperate Bravery and Brilliant Valor — features Civil War reenactors; infantry units discussing camp life and garrison duty; and firing demonstrations. Artillery units will oversee periodic firings of the site’s 32-pounder cannon, the 12-pound Napoleon cannon, and a 12-pound Parrott Rifle. Rod Gragg, author of Confederate Goliath: The Battle of Fort Fisher, is the program’s keynote speaker (11am), followed by historian and author Richard Triebe (2:30 pm). The event also includes guided tours, kid’s activities, and photographer Harry Taylor, who will demonstrate period photography with his 1860s mobile wet plate studio. Program subject to change.