Admiral David Dixon Porter and staff aboard the deck of a ship

Evils of the River: The Fight of the Union Navy in the Control of the Cape Fear


Join us at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site as we examine the struggles and triumphs of the US Navy in the Cape Fear during the winter of 1865.
Event features living historians, hands-on educational activities, lectures, informational booths, and firings of the site's 30 pdr. Parrott Rifle throughout the day.

At 1:00pm, Dr. Chris E. Fonvielle will be speaking on The US Navy at Fort Anderson

At 2:30pm, Site Manager Jim McKee will present Fighting is Nothing to the Evils of the River: The US Navy in the Cape Fear River.

Artillery demonstrations will occur at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm.