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for Lower Cape Fear Historical Society Bulletin Vol. 4 Issue 1, Nov. 1960
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Early in the American Civil War the Union blockaded the southern states’ main ports. Wilmington was the last significant port that could harbor blockade runners to assist the Confederacy. The fort was finally taken by Union forces led by Alfred H. Terry on January 15, 1865.
Fort Fisher offers a unique example of military architecture and fortification. Called the “Malakoff of the South,” Fort Fisher had formidable defenses for a seaward assault, which helped in protecting Confederate blockade runners.