April 21, 2014 – Chirs Fonvielle

The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, April 21, 7:30 pm at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd., adjacent to Carolina Beach Town Hall.Faces of Fort Fisher

This month Civil War historian, Dr. Chris Fonvielle, will talk about his new book: Faces Of Fort Fisher: 1861-1864. The new book takes a closer look at the officers who planned, designed, and commanded the works, and the soldiers who built, garrisoned, and defended them.

The book also explores events associated with the Fort’s fascinating history, including blockade running, Camp Wyatt, President Jefferson Davis’ 1863 visit, the 1864 sortie of the CSS Raleigh, the drowning of the celebrated Confederate spy, Rose O’Neal Greenhow, and much more.

Don’t miss this month’s program as Chris is a natural storyteller and knows as much as anyone about the history of Fort Fisher and the whole Federal Point area, during the Civil War period. Copies of his books will be for sale and Chris will be available to sign them personally.