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KURE BEACH, NC (WECT) – Fort Fisher Historic Site recently underwent a landscaping makeover outside of its visitor center.
According to a news release from Si Lawrence, media specialist at Fort Fisher, the work was made possible by a grant from the Cape Fear Garden Club and volunteers provided by US Navy Riverines from the Center for Security Forces Learning Site Camp Lejeune.
With the grant, new trees and shrubs were planted along the Walk of Honor, where members of the public can buy engraved pavers to honor Civil War veterans, military members, family members, businesses and more.
In 2012, the grant was awarded to Friends of Fort Fisher, which is a nonprofit group that supports the site.
Fort Fisher is known for its historical significance, and it is even highlighted in the 2012 film Lincoln.
“Fort Fisher, the largest earthen fortification in the Confederacy, once protected the port of Wilmington and the vital blockade running trade on the Cape Fear River,” reads the release. “After two massive bombardments the fort fell to a Union infantry assault on January 15, 1865. With the capture of Fort Fisher, Wilmington’s port – ‘the Lifeline of the Confederacy’ – was closed to foreign trade. “
If you’d like to support Fort Fisher, you can join the Friends of Fort Fisher.
To learn more about the site, call (910) 458-5538 or visit www.nchistoricsites.org/fisher/
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