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This plaque is presented to the Wilmington Light Infantry which served with distinction in:
The Civil War, The Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II.
This plaque is to be prominently displayed on the Washington Light Infantry Ar…
(front)1861-1865To the soldiers ofthe Confederacy
Confederates blend your recollectionsLet memory weave its bright reflectionsLet love revive life's ashen embersFor love is life since love remembers
PRO ARIS ET FOCIS
This monument is a le…
(west face)George DavisSenator and Attorney Generalof the Confederate States of America1820-1896
(east face)His wisdom illustrated theprinciples of law and equity.His eloquence commandedthe admira…
(south face)In memory of those menof the Confederate States Armywho for more than three yearsmanned the guns of Fort Fisherunder command ofColonel William LambMajor General W.H.C. Whitingand Major James Reilly.
(north face)During the War Betwee…
These are the remnants of Battery Buchanan, named for Confederate Adm. Franklin Buchanan. It was constructed in 1864 to guard this point and also to serve as "a citadel to which an overpowered garrison might retreat." It was the last major earthwo…
Here, in the earthworks in front of you, Confederate Gen. Robert F. Hoke's troops made a stand on February 20-21, 1865. They were attempting to halt the Union army's advance on Wilmington, the Confederacy's principal seaport. Blockade runners, tog…
Here stood the Headquarters of Fort Fisher. The construction of the fort began in the summer of 1862 under the direction of Colonel William Lamb Commandant, who with General W.H.C. Whiting and Major James Reilly served until the fort was captured …
Largest earthen coastal fortification in the Confederacy. Original construction commenced May, 1861 and continued until December, 1864, when the fort came under Federal assault. Fort Fisher kept Wilmington open to blockade runners, providing a "li…
Confederate major general and engineer. He devised the Cape Fear defense system. Wounded nearby in fall of fort. Died in Union hospital.
Built by Confederacy. Its fall, Jan. 15, 1865, closed Wilmington, last important southern port for blockade running.