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for Lower Cape Fear Historical Society Bulletin Vol. 5 Issue 3, May 1962
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Adam Boyd was an influential pastor, businessman, and politician of colonial North Carolina, and he succeeded in establishing one of the earliest newspapers in North Carolina, Wilmington’s The Cape Fear Mercury. His likeness survives in a pastel portrait produced in 1776.
The Navy of the Confederacy lacked success in the Civil War as a result of the lack of internal transportation due to military action. Even in the days immediately after Fort Fisher’s fall, blockade runners still evaded capture in and out of Wilmington.