Friday, January 18, 2013

Fort Fisher

As it can be read on the back of the postcard:

Fort Fisher Historic Site
Kure Beach, NC 
"Charge of Marines on the Transverse". This imaginative painting by J.O. Davidson depicts the naval assault on the Northeast Bastion, January 15th, 1865. Equipped with pistols and cutlasses, the poorly armed sailors, 2,200 strong, were repulsed with heavy losses (approximately 300 casualties).

And Stephanie mentions that during the Civil war, Fort Fisher was a confederate fort that protected Wilmington, the city she currently lives in. 

I think the stamps match perfectly 

Thank you Stephanie!

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