Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, October 5, 2013

150 Years Ago: October 6, 1863: Strangely-Named Ships Capture Blockade-Runners

OCTOBER 6TH /// The USS Beauregard (kind of a strange name for a Union ship) captured sloop Last Trial at Key West with cargo of salt. (Inbound) //// USS Virginia (another strange name for a Union ship) seized British blockade-runner Jenny off the coast of Texas with a cargo of cotton (outbound). //// Wasn't Beauregard and Confederate officer and Virginia a state in the Confederacy? //// Old B-R'er

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