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North Carolina 2nd Artillery, Battery D 1st (Confederate)

01 Sep 1861

North Carolina 2nd Artillery, Battery D 1st organized.

13 Jan 1865

Participated in the Battle of Second Fort Fisher at New Hanover County, North Carolina.

The Battle of Second Fort Fisher
The Battle of Second Fort Fisher

By January 1865, Fort Fisher on the North Carolina shore was the last coastal stronghold of the Confederacy. The fort protected blockade running vessels entering and departing Wilmington, the South's last open seaport on the Atlantic coast. Maj. Gen. Alfred Terry was placed in command of a Provisional Corps from the Army of the James, and was supported by a Navy and Marine Corps force of nearly 60 vessels under Rear Adm. David D. Porter. Terry's orders were to renew operations against the fort that had fai… Read More