- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

FORT FISHER, N.C. (AP) - Officials at Fort Fisher State Historic Site say its gift shop will continue to sell items displaying the Confederate emblem, but is eliminating stand-alone depictions of the flag, certain clothing and merchandise where the flag can be detached.

The StarNews of Wilmington reports (https://bit.ly/1NM2klb) items that show the flag in a historic context, such as books and DVDs, can still be sold at Fort Fisher.

Director Jim Steele said merchandise at the Fort Fisher gift shop includes a variety of historic Confederate and Union battle flags. North Carolina Historic Sites director Keith Hardison said confederate flags are part of the educational experience at state-run Civil War sites.

Fort Fisher kept the port at Wilmington open to blockade runners attempting to funnel supplies to Confederate armies inland during the Civil War.

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Information from: The StarNews, https://starnewsonline.com


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