Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The USS William G. Anderson-- Part 1

From Wikipedia. //// Back to the story of the USS Beauregard. This is the ship that captured the then Confederate privateer Beauregard. //// The USS William G. Anderson was a 149-foot bark built in 1859 at Boston, Mass. and acquired by the Navy 23 August 1861 and commissioned October 2, 1861. It mounted six 32-pounders and one 24-pdr. howitzer. //// Joined the West Gulf Blockading Squadron and searched for Confederate privateers. On 7 November, it captured the Beauregard, seven days out of Charleston. It then cruised off Puerto Rico, Cuba, Bermuda and the Windward Islands. During that time, it sighted 210 vessels, boarded 66, but not many were privateers. It returned to Boston April 16, 1862. //// Not Finished Yet. --Old B-R'er

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