The Wilmington Campaign


The Wilmington Campaign: Last Rays of Departing Hope

by Chris E. Fonvielle Jr.

While prior books on the battle to capture Wilmington, North Carolina, have focused solely on the epic struggles for Fort Fisher, in many respects this was just the beginning of the campaign.

In addition to complete coverage (with significant new information) of both battles for Fort Fisher, The Wilmington Campaign includes the first detailed examination of the attack and defense of Fort Anderson.

It also features blow-by-blow accounts of the defense of the Sugar Loaf Line and of the operations of Federal warships on the Cape Fear River. This masterpiece of military history proves yet again that there is still much to be learned about the American Civil War.

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The Wilmington Campaign: Last Rays of Departing Hope

by Chris E. Fonvielle Jr.

Paperback: 644 pages
Publisher: Stackpole Books (January 1, 2001)
ISBN-13: 978-0811729918

From the Publisher
“The Wilmington Campaign is a splendid achievement. This gripping chronicle of the five-weeks’ campaign up the Cape Fear River adds a crucial dimension to our understanding of the Confederacy’s collapse.” – James McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom

About the Author
Chris E. Fonvielle, Jr., a native of Wilmington, served as the last curator of the Blockade Runners of the Confederacy Museum near Wilmington. The Wilmington Campaign is his first full-length study.

Map and text from The Wilmington Campaign

Also see Fonvielle’s  Historical Significance of the Sugar Loaf Civil War Earthworks

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