Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
The Floating Bomb
Fort Fisher was the largest and strongest earthwork fort of its time. Union troops hoped to bomb the fort using a ship loaded with explosives. The bomb was designed by General Benjamin F. ‘Beast’ Butler (1818-1893). Though the bomb failed, a second attack on the fort using a land assault and a naval bombardment brought the surrender of Fort Fisher.