September 17, 2012
By Jeanna Smialek
It once played a loud, fiery role in the combat between Confederate and Union forces at Fort Fisher.
But the relic of North Carolina’s history has waited silently in front of the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh’s Bicentennial Plaza recently, wrapped in gray plastic sheeting and ringed in bright caution tape.
After it is unveiled Tuesday, museum Director Ken Howard hopes the artifact will serve as a clue to the cultural wealth the building behind it has to offer...
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