Fiber-Optic Battle Map, Sample Image
More photos of the fiber-optic map are coming soon. Stay tuned!
- The map is 16 feet long and encompasses the Federal Point peninsula as it appeared in 1865 — with three-dimensional models of Fort Fisher and Battery Buchanan.
- Nine minutes of narration and 5,000 colored moving lights illustrate the final bloody hours of Fort Fisher: the Union naval bombardment, the amphibious landing on Federal Point, the Union ground attack, the Confederate surrender at Battery Buchanan, and the Union victory celebration.
- The narration is enhanced by exciting sound effects, and features commentary from combatants of both sides.
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The Civil War at Fort Fisher
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