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Born To Fight, He Got His Wish

Born To Fight, He Got His Wish James Reilly, born in Ballydonagh, Ireland, on April 14, 1822, always had a passion to be a soldier. He attained the rank of major in the Confederate army. After the war, Reilly ran ferry boats in Wilmington. NC Civil War &...

Small Party Made a Big Haul

Small Party Made a Big Haul Private Kendrick Sunday Outlaw, Confederate army, was stationed at Fort Fisher with the North Carolina 2nd Light Artillery. He was captured on the Cape Fear River on June 25, 1864, by Lt. William B. Cushing, USN, and sent to Point Lookout,...

New Yorker Came South To Fight

New Yorker Came South To Fight Florence Martin was born on May 15, 1836 in New York. His parents, Nicholas and Ava, had immigrated to the United States from France in the 1830s. Florence volunteered and enlisted in the U.S. Army as a private in August, 1862, in Rome...

Cost of Fort Fisher Kept rising

Cost of Fort Fisher Kept rising Gary Spencer of New Hanover County, a Confederate private, lost his life in the struggle for Fort Fisher and control of the North Carolina coast. NC Civil War & Reconstruction History Center Blog Search the Archives Search for:...

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