Fort Fisher

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

Monday, November 11, 2013

150 Years Ago-- November 10-11, 1863

NOVEMBER 10TH: The intense two-week bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor drew to a close. General Bauregard noted: "Bombardment of Sumter continues gradually to decrease.... Total number of shots [received] since 26th when attack commenced, is 9,306." //// USS Howquah captured blockade-running steamer Ella off Wilmington. //// CSS Alabama captured and burned clipper ship Winged Racer off Java. //// NOVEMBER 11TH CSS Alabama captured and destroyed the clipper ship Contest after a long chase off Gaspar with a cargo of Japanese goods bound for New York. --Old B-Runner

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