Fort Fisher

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

Monday, October 21, 2013

Blockader Nansemond Runs Runner Venus Ashore This Date

OCTOBER 21ST, 1863 //// The USS Nansemond, Lt. R.H. Lamson, chased blockade running steamer venus ashore near the Cape Fear River, NC. Four shots from the blockader caused the steamer to take on water. Lamson attempted to get the Venus off in the morning but found "it impossible to move her, [and] I ordered her to be set on fire." //// A notebook found aboard recorded that 75 ships had been engaged in blockade running thus far in 1863, of which 32 had been captured or destroyed. Got Another One. --Old B-Runner

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