Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The State of Affairs at Wilmington, NC-- Part 5: Lots of Runners and Pilots

Still on the October 5, 1863, letter of Benjamin Lewis Blackford to his parents. //// ""...and inhabited exclusively by amphibious pilots; ignorant, stupid and disloyal. They had always earned an easy living by pilotage, and they are rebels against any Govt which interferes witn it. //// I never had any idea till I came to Wilmington of the number of steamers engaged in the blockade trade. Fifteen fine steamers came safely into the river, and two or there were run aground during the two weeks I was camped near Fort Fisher." --Old B-R'er

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