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for Recall Vol. 5 Issue 2, Nov 1999
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Major-General William H.C. Whiting was the district commander at Wilmington, and in 1864, General Braxton Bragg was sent to take over his duties. In January 1865, Union forces launched their attack on Fort Fisher and in a few days captured it. Pleasants examines two options that Bragg had that might have saved the fort and \"concluded that General Bragg was the major culprit behind the fiasco\" that cost the Confederates their coastal stronghold.
During the first few months of World War II, German submarines sank over sixty ships off North Carolina's Outer Banks. Cheatham recounts experiences of North Carolinians living on the Outer Banks, the sinkings, and the incident involving the British vessel, Bedfordshire.
Samuel I. Parker, born in Monroe, NC, in 1891, holds the distinction of being the most decorated American soldier of World War I. He is the recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor, for his actions in the Battle of Soissons, France. He is the country's first military man to receive the nation's three highest military honors for valor in battle. He was a lieutenant at the time and later served as a colonel in World War II.