Fort Fisher

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

Monday, February 24, 2014

150 Years Ago-- February 18th-22nd, 1864

FEBRUARY 18TH, 1864: President Lincoln ended the blockade of Brownsville, Texas, and opened the port for trade. (I would think this meant that Confederate operations in the area were at an absolute end. //// FEBRUARY 21ST, 1864: It was reported that the water at the mouth of the Red River was too low for Confederate gunboats at Shreveport, Louisiana, to get over the falls. This did not bode well for the planned Union attack up that river. //// FEBRUARY 22ND, 1864: The USS Linden attempting to aid the transportAd Hines, hit a snag in the Arkansas River and sank. //// Old B-Runner

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