Fort Fisher

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

Friday, January 24, 2014

USS Isaac Smith-- Part 1

From Wikipedia. //// The Isaac Smith was the only warship on either side captured by an enemy land force during the war. //// It was built by Lawrence & Foulks in 1861. Acquired by the Navy, it took part in the attack on Port Royal, South Carolina. An intense hurricane forced the ship to jettison its cannons and it aided in the rescue of the Marine Corps transport Governor which foundered off Cape Hatteras. //// On November 4-5, it repelled attacks from three Confederate steamers and silenced shore batteries at Hilton Head and Bay Point, S.C.. On Nov. 7, the busy ship towed the sloop Vandalia into position for landings that captured Port Royal and gave the Union Navy an important base for Georgia-South Carolina operations. //// --Old B-R'er

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