The Beginning of The End
When the Army & Navy play well together: Joint Amphibious Operations in the East
Merrill, James M. “The Fort Fisher and Wilmington Campaign: Letters from Rear Admiral David D. Porter,” The North Carolina Historical Review, Vol. 35, No. 4 (OCT 1958) pp. 461-475.
Fonvielle, Chris E. Jr. Wilmington Campaign: Last Rays of Departing Hope, pp. 175-329.
Personal Correspondence of Gustavus Fox
- Robert E. Lee stated that if Wilmington fell, he could not resupply his army. What was special about Wilmington, North Carolina? What are your theories on why Wilmington was the last port to be taken?
- Sherman is marching on – Merry Christmas Mr. President – he moves toward the hotbed of secession – Charleston. What was Grant and Sherman’s plan for the Carolinas?
- Closing the port of Wilmington – the Battles of Fort Fisher and the Lower Cape Fear. How is this like New Orleans?
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Importance of Wilmington as a blockade running port and transportation of goods to other regions.