Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, October 12, 2013

150 Years Ago: October 12-13th, 1863-- Don't Forget About Those Forts

OCTOBER 2TH //// USS Kanawha and USS Eugenie attempted to destroy a steamer aground under the guns of Fort Morgan by Mobile Bay and were fired upon. The Kanawha was damaged during the engagement. Besides defending the Confederate ports from fleet attack, these forts were also to help blockade-runners. //// OCTOBER 13TH //// USS Victoria seized a sloop west of Little River, NC with cargo od salt and soap. (Inbound). //// Guard boat from USS Braziliera, captured a schooner near St. Simons' Ga.. Along with Union warships, blockqade-runners had to watch out for small launches that were out and about looking for them. //// --Old B-Runner

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