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Camp Lejeune Marines and Sailors take a walk thru history

Marines and Sailors from Camp Lejeune were in Pleasure Island Thursday for a history lesson. Marines and Sailors from Camp Lejeune were in Pleasure Island Thursday for a history lesson.
They took a 9-mile hike through Carolina and Kure Beaches to learn about the Civil War at Fort Fisher. They took a 9-mile hike through Carolina and Kure Beaches to learn about the Civil War at Fort Fisher.

PLEASURE ISLAND, NC (WECT) – Marines and Sailors from Camp Lejeune were in Pleasure Island Thursday for a history lesson.

They took a 9-mile hike through Carolina and Kure Beaches to learn about the Civil War at Fort Fisher.

The Marines and Sailors actually followed the same route as General Amos when he led the Federal Infantry in 1865 during the second battle for Fort Fisher.

You would recognize part of the route today as Old Dow Rd., Harper Ave. and Lake Park Blvd.

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