I took a walk through the store where I found them selling the Confederate Flags. I also bought several 150th anniversary items, including a short pamphlet on the anniversary commemoration and I was surprised to find my name listed as one of the benefactors. I bought a book "Fort Fisher to Elmira" about the fates of the Confederates captured at Fort Fisher and many of them died in a few short months because of the horrible conditions at the Elmira, New York, prison camp.
I walked outside to view something I've been wanting to see for awhile, the 150-pounder Armstrong Gun replica. This was a project of the friends of Fort Fisher, to which I belong, to show the fort's premier gun. probably the highest-tech cannon used during the war. It was captured also and taken to West Point where it is a highlight of their trophy guns to this day.
This is an impressive piece of armament.
Call Me Benefactor. --RoadDog