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Nov 21, 2013 - Fort Fisher, NC

Days 261 - 262 of The Big Trip On the 20th, shortly after 6:00am, the booms started again and it was time to get up. Early starts certainly let us take our own good time in getting ready and we departed about 10:30am. A good part of this day's driving was done in the urban areas around Wilmington, NC. The destination was the Fort Fisher Recreation Area, which is a facility of Seymour-Johnson AFB. We couldn't see the water, but we could the roar of the surf. That's more soothing than the boom of guns and cannons. Wilmington has all of our...

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Dec 17, 2004 - Fort Fisher – Kure Beach

At the dawn of the American Civil War, the Confederacy took control of a neck of land in southern North Carolina near the mouth of the Cape Fear River and constructed what was to become the largest and one of the most important earthwork fortifications in the South. Two major battles were fought there and many Union soldiers received the Congressional Medal of Honor for their gallant participation. Today only a few of the mounds remain, since much of the fort has been eroded by the ocean and the use of the area in the World War II as a...

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