Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

150 Years Ago-- November 24-29, 1863: Ordnance and Another B-R Gets captured

NOVEMBER 24TH: The USS Pawnee and Marblehead protected Union troops sinking piles of obstructions in teh Stono River above Legareville, SC. //// NOVEMBER 25TH: The Confederate Navy faced all sorts of problems during the war and one was getting ordnance. Secretary Mallory wrote this day that ordnance workshops had been established at Charlotte, Richmond, Atlanta and Selma, Alabama. //// NOVEMBER 26TH: The USS James Adger seized the British blockade-runner Ella off Masonboro Inlet, NC, with a cargo of salt. //// NOVEMBER 28th: The USS Chipewa escorted two army transports on a recon mission up Skull Creek, SC. //// NOVEMBER 29TH: USS Kanawha captured schooner Albert attempting to run out of Mobile with cargo of cotton, rosin, turpentine and tobacco. Major General Banks got a gun crew from the USS Monongahela ashore to man howitzers to support his attack on Pass Cavallo, Texas. //// Old B-Runner

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