Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

150 Years Ago-- January 14, 1864: Alabama Sails Again, Loss of USS Iron Age

JANUARY 14, 1864: CSS Alabama captured and burned the ship Emma Jane off coast of Malabar, southwest India. //// Small boats from the USS Roebuck chased blockade-runner Young Racer aground north of Jupiter Inlet, Florida and it was destroyed by its crew. //// Having failed to pull the grounded USS Iron Age off Lockwood's Folly Inlet, it was burned and blew up. But Lt. Cmdr. Stone was quick to mention that the Iron Age's loss was offset by the capture or destruction of 22 blockade-runners by NABS in the past six months. //// --Old B-Runner

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