This preserved Confederate fort, was the last one to fall tto Union troops on the East Coast and in falling into Union hands, it meant that no more supplies, in any quanity, would be making their way into North Carolina and throughout the Confederacy, what there was left of it in late 1864. The "ghost", of General William Whiting, still "haunts" the walls where he was shot and later died from his wounds, he received as he lead in the fort's defense from a massive Union attack in late 1864. His "ghost" or a mere "human shape" can often be seen if there is a foggy or misty night and the winds is blowing in from the ocean, just a few yards away. "It" seemes to have a distressed look on "its" face, when it can be seem through the mist, as if all was lost, which, in reality it was. "Notes from various visits".