Fort Fisher kept North Carolina's port of Wilmington open to blockade-runners supplying the Confederate armies. By 1865, Wilmington was the last supply line open to Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. When Fort Fisher fell after a massive Federal amphibious assault on January 15, 1865, its defeat helped seal the fate of the Confederacy.

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Fort Fisher
Official site. Offers detailed history of the battle, maps, photos and visitor information
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