Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

150 Years Ago: September 25th-27th, 1863: Capturing Runners

SEPTEMBER 25TH: uss Tioga captured steamer Herald near Bahamas with cargo of cotton, turpentine and pitch. This would be an outbound blockade-runner with a cargo like this. The Union not only had ships off the Confederacy, but also plying the sea lanes between Southern ports and transhipment points. //// SEPTEMBER 27TH: USS Clyde seized schooner Amaranth off the Florida Keys with a cargo including cigars and sugar. An inboud blockade-runner with a cargo like that, probably out of Havana. //// Old B-Runner

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