Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, January 25, 2014

150 Years Ago-- January 24-26, 1864: Do Something About These Rebel Cruisers in France

JANUARY 26TH, 1864: William L. Dayton, U.S. minister to France, noted in a siapatch to Sectretary of State Seward: "I must regret that, of the great number of our ships of war, enough could not have been spared to look after the small rebel cruisers now in French ports. It is a matter of great surprise in Europe, that, with our apparent naval force, we permit such miserable craft to chase our commerce from the ocean; it effects seriously our prestige." //// In Other Words, Get On Welles' Case to Do Something. --Old B-Runner

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