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In the creation of this exhibit, it was essential to utilize a variety of relevant primary sources as well as several useful secondary sources. The primary sources consist of newspaper articles, with three of the articles coming from the Unionist New York Times and the fourth coming from the Secessionist Charleston Mercury. The primary sources served to provide a valuable perspective of those at the time as well as significant contextualizing information. The secondary sources served to provide a good deal of relevant historical information as well as some insight into the significance of the fall of Fort Fisher.

Primary Sources

Porter, David, and WHIT. "Wilmington.: The Attack on Fort Fisher." The New York Times, December 30, 1864. January 18, 2012).

"The Land Attack on Wilmington - Defence and Fall of Fort Fisher." The Charleston Mercury, January 18, 1865. (accessed January 25, 2012).

"Wilmington. Fort Fisher Carried by Assault." The New York Times, January 18, 1865. (accessed January 27, 2012).

"The Capture of Fort Fisher.; The Lesson of the Guns." The New York Times, February 19, 1865. (accessed April 16, 2012).

Secondary Sources

Gragg, Rod. Confederate Goliath: The Battle of Fort Fisher. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1991.

McCaslin, Richard. The Last Stronghold: The Campaign for Fort Fisher. Abilene, TX: McWhiney Foundation Press, 2003.

Robinson, Charles. Hurricane of Fire: The Union Assault on Fort Fisher. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1998.