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One of the Finest Rivers in the South: Corps of Engineers Improvements on the Cape Fear River Below Wilmington, 1870-1881

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1865 began a period of political reconstruction in North Carolina, as well as improvements to Wilmington, the largest port in the state. The United States Army Corps of Engineers performed all major improvements on the Cape Fear River to enhance Wilmington’s commercial and economic position.