Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, February 1, 2014

150 Years Ago-- January 31, 1864

JANUARY 31ST, 1864: The Union is planning the joint Army-Navy Red River Campaign. General Sherman wants General Banks to have a three-pronged attack: Little Rock to Shreveport; Opelousas to Alexandria and Red River and said Admiral Porter would have his gunboats ready by March 1st. //// An expedition of 40 sailors and 350 soldiers with a 12-pdr. howitzer under Lt. Cmdr. Flusser marched inland from Roanoke River and held the North Carolina town of Windsor for several hours and returned without a single shot being fired by the rebels. //// --Old B-Runner

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