Catch the sights and sounds from the 152nd anniversary of the Fall of Fort Anderson (video)

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY — There’s still one more day to catch the sights and booming sounds of the “Plunging Shot and Screaming Shell” – The 152nd Anniversary of the Fall of Fort Anderson.

Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site, located at 8884 St. Phillips Road SE in Winnabow, is hosting the event for one more day on Sunday. This Sunday marks the anniversary of the fall of Confederate’s Fort Anderson, in Brunswick County, to Union forces under General Jacob D. Cox. The weekend long activities are part of a commemoration of the event.

The day includes Artillery Demonstrations at the top of every hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., which are free and open to everyone. Marble Launching takes place, as well as a School of the Piece (Cannon drill) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Reenactors ready cannons for fire. Photos by Christina Haley.
Reenactors ready cannons for fire. (Photos by Christina Haley)

Visitors to the site can also take a guided tour of Fort Anderson with Site Manager Jim McKee at 2 p.m. Sunday. Cost for the guided tour is $10 per person ages 13 and up.

All proceeds from tours go to the Gun Emplacement Fund, an effort by the Friends of Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson to install a working seacoast gun into the Southern Battery of Fort Anderson.

Visitors can purchase an array of old-time goods, including bonnets, hats, spices and reading materials. Or stop by the the tents to see some of the reenactors in action.  

For more information about Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson or for future events, visit its website or for future events, follow the historic site on Facebook.

Watch a slideshow of the event:

https://youtu.be/M0Hm_k-t0Ck