The year 2010 marks the 145th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. To commemorate the Second Battle of Fort Fisher, the Fort Fisher State Historic Site will stage a three-day anniversary event Jan. 15-17.
This year’s program takes a new look at Fort Fisher as it was during the Civil War. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at UNCW’s Fisher Student Center with a panel discussion titled “Black Men Bearing Freedom: U.S. Colored Troops and their impact on North Carolina.” Continuing with this theme, Dr. Richard Reid, author of “Freedom for Themselves: North Carolina’s Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era,” will present a talk Jan. 16 at Fort Fisher State Historic Site.