Featuring Attack and Defense of Shepherd’s Battery
Saturday- 1:30 P.M.; Sunday - 10:00 A.M.
Nationally Renowned Author Presentations
Evening Lantern Tours
Night Artillery Firing
Saturday Opening Ceremony featuring Historian Ed Bearss and music by the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band - Cherry Point
Descendants Reunion in Carolina Beach, NC (Jan 15-16)
17 All New Interpretive Wayside Markers
Special Tours Led by Expert Historians
Period Music with The Huckleberry Brothers
Drills & Demonstrations by the U.S. Marine Historical Company
Torpedo Display and Demonstration
Family Activities- Cyphers, Signal Flags & School of the Soldier
Check back often for Program Schedule Details! NOTE! All general public parking will be at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area and free trolley shuttles will provide transportation to Fort Fisher State Historic Site. Also note that no parking will be allowed at Battle Acre beginning on Friday, January 16th through Sunday, January 18th.
BATTERY BOLLES SPONSORSHIPS Town of Carolina Beach
Adair Graham, Sr.
New Hanover County
Deedra & Brian K. Nunnally, Ph.D.
Sylvia & George Rountree, III
BATTERY BUCHANAN SPONSORSHIPS Margaret & Edward Barclay
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLC
Griffin Estep Benefit Group
Town of Kure Beach
Petroleum Fuel & Terminal Company
Cason & C. H. Trask, Jr.
Lori & Troy Barbour
Bonnie & Jim Carper
Lauren & Christopher Loutit
Captain Carl Marshburn
Maggie & Hank Miller
Pepsi Bottling Ventures
Debbie & Bill Rudisill & the Rudisill Family Foundation
South State Bank
Elizabeth & Laurence Sprunt
Rountree Losee LLP, Attorneys at Law
George Trask and the Descendants of Major Charles Pattison Bolles, CSA
Nancy C. Allen
Don Bullard Insurance (Don Bullard, II)
Bonnie & Louis A. Burney, Sr.
Dianna & Tom Conaty
Catherine & Peter Davis
Margaret & Steve Diab
Beverly & Alan Hunsberger
Lt. General James M. Lee (Ret)
Margaret & Norman Melton
Perry Foundation (Rogene & Fraser)
Ruth's Kitchen (Don Mathews)
Denise & Dennis St. Andrew
US Waterproofing Systems, Inc.
Richard Wallace Builders, Inc.
Tee & Eugene B. Woodbury
Stephanie & Louis A Burney, Jr.
Patricia G.W. Bolander
Susan & John Craig
Janie & Carter Lambeth
Lillian & P.R. Smith
Park Sterling Bank
J. Michael's Philly Deli
Susan Taylor Block, Lynn & Benjamin Graham, Robert G. Greer, Donald L. Hatch, Jr., Bess & Jim Long, Roi & Howard Penton, Jr., Wanda & Dr. Robert Pool, Lillian & Michael P. Teer, Jr., Susanne & Robert Wagner, III, James Robert Warren, Dr. R. Bertram Williams, Jr.
Descendants Reunion & Ancestor Information Form
Fort Fisher and its defense of the port of Wilmington, North Carolina played a critical role in the Civil War. The Veterans who manned the Union naval blockade or Confederate coastal defenses, sailed on the Blockade Runners, fought in the two campaigns to capture Fort Fisher and the Wilmington port and rail hub, did their duty despite tremendous adversity and their stories are an important part of our Nation’s history. The 150th Anniversary of the Battles at Fort Fisher and the subsequent campaign to capture the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina will be commemorated January 17-18, 2015. North Carolina’s Fort Fisher State Historic Site and the Friends of Fort Fisher have created a database of descendants of those veterans, Union and Confederate, in order to provide information on the commemorative anniversary events and to conduct a Descendants Reunion as a prelude to the Anniversary weekend events.
If you had an ancestor who participated in the building of the Fort and defenses along the Cape Fear River, was part of the Union Navy Blockade, ran the blockade, or was part of the December 1864 and January 1865 battles for Fort Fisher, follow-up operations to control the Cape Fear River, or the capture and occupation of Wilmington, please let us know. Please click the link below to fill out the form to submit your information: