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(4-2005) Fort Fisher highway information sign

(4-2005) Fort Fisher visitor center
 
Ship’s Bell of the blockade runner Stormy Petrel - In December of 1864 the Blockade running steamer Stormy Petrel was run ashore and fired upon by gunboats of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron while attempting to enter Wilmington. Stormy Petrel was totally destroyed a few days later by a gale. In his report of the incident, Rear Admiral Porter remarked: "Within the last fifty days we have captured and destroyed $5,500,000 worth of enemy's property in blockade runners. To submit to these losses and still run the blockade shows the immense gains the runners make and the straits the enemy are in"

   

  

(4-2005) Fort Fisher visitor center

(4-2005) Fort Fisher visitor center
 
Fort Fisher Armstrong gun and a reenactment by West Point cadets after it was moved there as a trophy of war

     

(4-2005) Fort Fisher visitor center
 
Marine steam engine

 

(4-2005) Fort Fisher visitor center

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