Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

150 Years Ago-- January 29, 1864: Savannah Ripe for the Taking

JANUARY 29TH, 1864: The ironclad USS Patapsco reported to Dahlgren after an extended reconnaissance of the Wilmington River, Georgia. He only engaged sharpshooters. He concluded: "From waht I can see and learn, an original expedition against Savannah at this time by a combined movement of land and sea forces would probably be successful." //// Though the Navy kept the city under close blockade, troops were not available and it wasn't until the arrval of Sherman's Army after his March to the Sea that the city fell. //// --Old B-Runner

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