Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

150 Years Ago-- February 15th to 16th, 1864: Commerce Cruiser Success

FEBRUARY 15TH, 1864: Flag Offiver Barron reported from Paris: "From all the information I can get there seems to be scarcely a single Yankee vessel engaged in regular trade between any two places. But should our efforts to keep cruisers afloat abate or prove less successful doubtless their enterprise will again be brought into lively activity to relieve their present more than half-starved commerce." //// The USS Montgomery captured the blockade-running steamer Pet of Lockwood's Folly Inlet, S.C.. //// The Cruisers Were Almost Too Successful as They Were Finding It Very Difficult to Find Union-Registered Ships. --Old B-Runner

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