The 150th anniversary of the 2nd Battle of Fort Fisher will be commemorated at a highly anticipated two-day event at Fort Fisher State Historic Site on January 17-18, 2015
KURE BEACH — On January 17-18, 2015, Fort Fisher State Historic Site will open North Carolina’s official 2015 commemoration of the events that led to the end of the Civil War 150 years ago by hosting “Nor Shall Your Glory Be Forgot: the 150th Anniversary of the 2nd Battle of Fort Fisher.”
Organizers say no other Fort Fisher program to date rivals the scope of what awaits visitors that weekend.
Due to anticipated high attendance, visitors are encouraged to arrive early both days. Free public parking will be provided at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Base, just north of the historic site. From there, visitors can take a short stroll to the site or board one of several free shuttles.
The site will open at 9 am each day, with activities throughout the day.
At the core of the observance weekend are Saturday and Sunday recreations of the January 1865 Union attacks on Fort Fisher. The battle reenactments will feature hundreds of reenactors representing Union and Confederate soldiers, sailors, and Marines realistically depicting everything from camp life to battle strategies.
Saturday’s battle reenactment begins at 1:30 pm, while Sunday’s reenactment will begin at 10:30 am. …. more