Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Matagorda, Texas During the Civil War

From the Texas State Historical Association. //// Matagorda is located near the mouth of the Colorado River. During the Civil War, it was one of eight Texas ports used by blockade-runners to bring guns, munitions, clothing and other supplies into the Confederacy. Cotton was run out in the ships. //// The town was bombarded on occasion and local citizens formed several militia groups, including the Matagorda Coast Guards. //// The seaport declined after the war. //// --Old B-R'er

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