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
Scene of Union attack on Fort Fisher
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.