Date(s) - 01/13/2015 - 07/19/2018
6:30 pm - 8:06 am
Barnaby's of West Chester
HISTORY ON TAP WITH ROGER ARTHUR, HISTORIAN, LECTURER, TEACHER
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm
History on Tap with Roger Arthur, Historian, Lecturer, Teacher
The capture of Fort Fisher – January 15, 1865 – effectively closed the last Confederate seaport on the Atlantic Coast. Fisher, an earthen fort situated near the mouth of the Cape Fear River, protected access to Wilmington, NC. Several times the Union had tried to capture the fort but with little success. In January 1865, with General Alfred Terry commanding the army and Admiral David D. Porter commanding the navy squadron, the Union bombarded the Cape Fear Peninsula with over 40,000 rounds of ordinance, invaded above the fort and marched toward it under fierce resistance from the rebels. Chester County’s own 97th PA regiment participated in the assault. The dramatic attack and charge are the subject of this presentation by local historian Roger Arthur.
History on Tap brings history to you in the casual atmosphere of your favorite local bar or restaurant. There will be lots of great food and drink available for purchase. The program is free for the community to enjoy! Generously sponsored by Susquehanna Bank, and WCHE 1520AM. The portable sound system is sponsored by Colleen and Basel Frens.