Fort Fisher

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

Monday, February 17, 2014

150 Years Ago-- February 14th-15th, 1864

FEBRUARY 14TH, 1864: The USS Morse had a reconnaissance mission on York River and Potopotank Creek, Virgina. Found no torpedoes, but thinks they have some further upstream. //// FEBRUARY 15TH, 1864: USS Forest Rose drove off Confederates who were attacking Union land forces at Waterproof, Louisiana. //// //// Rear Admiral Bell of the Pacific Squadron ordered USS Saginaw to cruise off the coast of Mexico and look for those who might be swearching for a commerce raider. And above all else, be prepared at night as the Saginaw would make an excellent commerce raider. //// --Old B-Runner

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