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Shock and Assault in the First Battle of Fort Fisher

This article examines a failed attempt by Union forces to capture Fort Fisher which protected Wilmington, one of the last Confederate open ports. In December 1861, Union General Benjamin F. Butler attempted to explode a powder ship on a sandbar in front on the fort. After the explosion, Butler sent infantry divisions to storm the fort, who failed in their attempt.
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