Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Matagorda Island, Texas

Located along the mid-Texas Guld coast, not too far from Houston. The island is 38 miles long with an average width of a mile and a half. French explorer La Salle landed there in February 1665. His ship, the LaBelle was recently recovered from near the island. //// Evidently, during the Civil War it was used as an assembling area, but I didn't come across any mention of a Union camp being there. Looking at a map of the island, I think the 69th Indiana might have been crossing at the eastern extremity of the island. //// --Old B-R'er

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