The Rise and Fall of Fort Fisher
This exhibit intends to focus on the significance of the fall Fort Fisher to the Confederate surrender to end the Civil War. Fort Fisher was a Confederate fort located at the mouth of the Cape Fear River near Wilmington, North Carolina. Fort Fisher served as an essential piece of the Confederate war effort in that it protected the port at Wilmington; a major Confederate supply hub. In pursuit of determining the correlation between the Union capture of Fort Fisher and the Confederate surrender, this exhibit utilizes a variety of primary sources in the form of newspaper articles as well as several scholarly secondary sources.