Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Progress on the CSS Tennessee and Acquiring Confederate Sailors

DECEMBER 15TH: Admiral Buchanan wrote Commander Catesby ap. R. Jones about the CSS Tennessee: "The tennessee willl carry a battery of two 7-inch Brooke guns and four broadside, 6.4 or 9 inch.... There is a great scarcity of officers and I know not where I'll get them. I have sent the names of 400 men who wish to be transferred from the Army to the Navy, and have received only about twenty." Jones replied, "Strange that the Army disregard the law requiring the transfer of men. --Old B-R'er

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