Fort Fisher

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

Friday, December 6, 2013

150 Years Ago-- December 2-3, 1863

DECEMBER 2ND: Boat expedition from the USS Restless reconnoitered Lake Ocala, Florida. They found salt works in the area and destroyed them with the report: "They were in the practice of turning out 130 bushels of salt daily." Besides this, they destroyed the boilers and threw a large quantity of salt into the lake. Two large flatboats and 6 ox carts were demolished and 17 prisoners taken. These destructive raids took place continuously along the Southern coast and had a lasting negative effect on the Confederate war effort. //// DECEMBER 3RD: The USS New London captured the blockade runner schooner del Nile near Padre Pass Island, Texas, with cargo of coffee, sugar and percussion caps. //// Old B-Runner

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