Fort Fisher

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

Monday, January 13, 2014

Fears At Mobile, Farragur Returns to Command

JANUARY 13, 1864: Captain Thomas A Jenkins, senior officer at Mobile Blockade, wrote Cmdr. Henry H. Bell, temporary comander of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron: "I must be permitted to say that, in my judgement, our present weakness at this point, and the incalculable benefits to accrue in the event of success, are a most tempting invitation for the enemy to attack us and endeavor to raise the blockade by capturing or destroying our vessels and to open the way to other successes." //// Rear Admiral Farragut had arrived at Key West, Florida on the 12th of January and was on his way to take command of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron. //// --Old B-R'er

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