Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, January 4, 2014

150 Years Ago-- January 4-6, 1863: Expecting Attack

JANUARY 4TH: Lt. Gen. E. Kirby Smith, CSA, writes to Maj. Gen. Robert Taylor concening the situation in Texas: "I still think Red and Washota [Quachita] Rvers, especially the former, are the true lines of operation for an invading column, and that we muy expect an attempt to be made by the enemy in force before the rivers fall...." Within eight weeks, Rear Admiral Porter, USN, was doing exactly that. //// JANUARY 5TH: Commander George B. Balch reported to Dahlgren, commanding the SABS, that prices in blockaded Charleston continue to skyrocket with boots selling at $250 a pair. //// Wonder How Much Nikes Would Cost, or Air Jordan's? --Old B-Runner

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