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Did anyone ever find the supposed Civil War bunker near Fifth Avenue in downtown Wilmington?

Amanda Lisk
StarNews

In 2012, UNCW history professor Chris Fonvielle and Cape Fear Community College professor, James Burke went on a hunt for a Civil War ammunition bunker believed to be hiding underground on Sixth Street in downtown Wilmington. Si Cantwell, Star News veteran editor and columnist tagged along. Read the full story here.

Burke and Fonvielle believe they did indeed find the location of the bunker, situated on top of a bluff on Sixth Street, a rather tricky spot to get to. To confirm its legitimacy, the two will have to venture inside the supposed bunker through a small hole. However, that feat was deemed too dangerous.

“There’s nothing holding it up. I’m not willing to risk my life,” Fonvielle laughs.

Burke and Fonvielle plan to return to the location this winter once vegetation dies down.

Fonvielle has contacted engineers to gage the best to safest way to get into the site.

Further questions can be emailed to

Chris Fonvielle , UNCW professor, history

fonviellec@uncw.edu

or

James Burke, CFCC professor, history

Burke-all@att.net

For what ammunition bunkers looks like visit, http://www.polarinertia.com/march03/bunkers03.htm

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One Response to “ Did anyone ever find the supposed Civil War bunker near Fifth Avenue in downtown Wilmington?”

  1. On May 20, 2017 at 6:11 pm Abbi wrote:

    Any update on the alleged bunker story?



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