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for Lower Cape Fear Historical Society Bulletin Vol. 5 Issue 1, Nov 1961
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In January 1896, the Daughters of the Confederacy began a decades-long effort of create a museum to commemorate the region’s participation in the Civil War. With the assistance of veterans of Wilmington’s Light Infantry and the New Hanover Historical Commissioners, relics of the war including photographs and papers were collected from a variety of sources. Continuing efforts are aimed at the establishment of a more professional museum.
From 1907 to 1910, many politicians and Civil War veterans that served during the siege of Fort Fisher urged a Congressional subcommittee to allocate funds to provide for a national park to commemorate this decisive event in Civil War history.