Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, January 23, 2014

CSS Stono (USS Isaac Smith)

From Wikipedia. //// The CSS Stono was originally the Union vessel USS Isaac Smith. built in 1861 for passenger service on the Hudson River and bought by the U.S. Navy in September 1861. //// It was powered by a propeller, weighed 453 tons, 171 feet liong, 56 crew and mounted one 30-pdr. Parrott rifle and eight 8-inch Dahlgren smoothbores. //// Assigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Fleet and served from 1861-1862 and captured by the Confederates in 1863 and renamed the CSS Stono. Its fate is unknown according to Wikipedia. //// More to Come. --Old B-Runner

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