Fort Fisher

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At Fort Fisher, Civil War ghosts and Fort Fisher hermit Robert E. Harrill, who died under suspicious circumstances, are believed to reside. Civil War General William Whitting, who was injured in the final battle at Fort Fisher and died as a prisoner in 1865 at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor, is believed to be one of the ghosts here. Speculation is that his ghost returned here because he blamed himself for the fort’s fall. Footsteps, orbs, gunshots, and a tendency for equipment to fail all have been reported here.

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Geographic Information

Address:
1610 S Fort Fisher Blvd
Kure Beach, NC 28449
United States

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GPS:
33.97166064261654, -77.91916394242435
County:
New Hanover County, North Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Kure Beach, NC (1.9 mi.)
Carolina Beach, NC (4.6 mi.)
Sea Breeze, NC (6.5 mi.)
Southport, NC (6.7 mi.)
Bald Head Island, NC (8.7 mi.)
Caswell Beach, NC (9.2 mi.)
Boiling Spring Lakes, NC (9.4 mi.)
Yaupon Beach, NC (10.2 mi.)
Myrtle Grove, NC (11.5 mi.)
Saint James, NC (11.7 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.nchistoricsites.org/fisher/

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