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for Coastwatch Vol. 16 Issue 9, Oct 1989
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In December of 1864 Union soldiers headed for New Inlet in an attempt to seize one of the last Confederate forts that protected the thriving port of Wilmington, but Fort Fisher stood in their way. Peters discusses the construction of Fort Fisher and why it stands today to tell the story of the last major stronghold of the Confederacy.
On the southernmost tip of New Hanover County, a narrow strip of land bordered by the Cape Fear River on one side and that Atlantic on the other, holds the Confederate constructed Fort Fisher. Only the last battle took place over 125 years ago, Fort Fisher is still under attack, this time by the relentless bombarding of the sea and erosion that threatens to sink it into the ocean.