• Second Battle of Fort Fisher 
    Date: January 13-15,1865
    Location: New Hanover County, North Carolina
    Union Leaders: Terry, Porter                   Confederate Leaders: Bragg, Hoke
    Union Forces: 9,632                                Confederate Forces: 1,900
    Union Losses: 1,341                               Confederate Losses: 583
                                             Victor: Union   
                                  Scene of Union attack on Fort Fisher 
     Battle Summary:
        Fort Fisher acted as the remaining defense to the only open Confederate port, Wilmington.The navy led by Admiral Porter bombard the Confederates at Fort Fisher beginning on January 13. Alfred Terry and the landing force then attacked the Confederate defenses suffering heavy casualties, but after hours of fighting, the Confederates surrendered the fort. This put the nail in the coffin for the Confederates as Wilmington could now be taken and many of the military supplies the Army of Northern Virginia needed would be cut off.