Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Confederates Plan to Attack the USS Kearsarge?

JANUARY 9, 1864: James O. Putnam, U.S. Consul at L'Havre, France, notified Captain John Winslow of the USS Kearsarge: "that it was the purpose of the commanders (of the Confederate raiders) CSS Georgia, Florida and Rappahannock, to rendesvous at some convenient and opportune point, for the purpose of attacking the Kearsarge after she has left Brest." //// That attack never happened, but the Kearsarge did engage another raider six months later, the CSS Alabama. //// The Chasees Turn On Their Chasor. --Old B-Runner

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