Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

150 Years Ago-- February 23rd to 25th, 1864: In Mexico

FEBRUARY 23RD, 1864: Rear Admiral C.H. Bell wrote Welles from the USS Lancaster at Acapulco, Mexico: "Such is the present state of affairs at Acapulco that it is believed by both native and foreign populations that the presence of man-of-war alone prevented an attempt to sack and destroy the town by Indians in the interior, encoraged by the governor, General Alvarez...." Even with a conflict of the magnitude of the Civil War underway, the U.S. Navy continued to protect American interests and preserve the peace overseas. //// FEBRUARY 24TH, 1864: USS Nita chased blockade-runner Nan-Nan ashore at the East Pass of the Suwanee River, Florida. //// fEBRUARY 25TH, 1864: The USS Roebuck seized blockade-running sloop Two Brothers in Indian River, Florida, with cargo including salt, liquor and nails. //// --Old B-Runner

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