Wilmington played a significant role in the Civil War, and people who live and visit the city have different opinions on how this history is being remembered.
An important figure to the Confederacy, W.H.C. Whiting was in charge of the defense system that guarded the Cape Fear during the war.
A University of South Carolina archaeologist has found the wreck of C.S.S. Peedee, a Confederate gunboat that was destroyed by Confederate forces so it would not be captured by Union forces, in the Pee Dee River.