Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

150 Years Ago: October 9th-10th, 1863

OCTOBER 9TH-- Sectretary Welles commended Raer Admiral Dahlgren for the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron's operations against Charleston, SC. It was the first step toward taking the port which so many in the North wanted done as soon as possible because that is where the war began. But, Welles cautioned "...the public impatience must not be permitted to hasten your own movements into immature and inconsiderate action...." //// The CS Georgia (cruiser) captured and burned the ship Bold Hunter off French West Africa. //// OCTOBER 10TH-- Secretary Welles wrote Rear Admiral Porter to help General Sherman in his operations along the Tennessee River. Porter reported that shallowness currently prevented him from doing so, but gunboats would go just as soon a sthe water rose. //// Old B-Runner

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