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Rogers recounts the life of William Rufus King - congressman, diplomat, U.S. Senator, and Vice-President of the United States.
Thomas Samuel Ashe is being honored with a highway historical marker. Ashe was a practicing lawyer and legislative member of both the United States Congress and the Confederate States of America Congress. Ashe failed to win his gubernatorial race against William Holden in 1868, but remained active in public life until his death in 1887.
On December 24, 1864 the Union launched the largest American naval bombardment to date against forces at Fort Fisher in an attempt to seal the port of Wilmington. While successful in landing troops near the Fort, the expedition ultimately failed. Historically, Union General Benjamin Butler was blamed for the military failure. In the article, the author argues that it was not only Butler, but personal politics between Union commanders, that doomed their attempt to take Fort Fisher.