Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

150 Years Ago: October 29-30, 1863: Ships Operating on the Tennessee River

OCTOBER 29TH //// Rear Admiral Porter orders the officers of his Mississippi Squadron "to give all the aid and assistance in their power" to Major General William T. Sherman in his operations along the Tennessee River. //// Ships detached for duty there were the USS Lexington, Hastings, Key West, Cricket, Robb and Romeo. Plus the USS Paw Paw, Tawah, Tyler and two other vessels would soon be there as well. //// OCTOBER 30TH: ////The USS Vanderbilt captured the bark Saxon, suspected of having rendezvoused and taken cargo from the CSS Tiscaloosa at Angra Pequena, Africa. //// The USS Annie seized blockade running British schooner Meteor off Bayport, Florida. //// --Old B-Runner

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