Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Dangerous Charleston Night Picket Duty

FEBRUARY 26TH, 1864: While on night picket duty at Charleston Harbor, a boat from the USS Nipsic was captured by a Confederate cutter from the CSS Palmetto State. The Union boat encountered her captors in a thick fog and was unable to get away rowing against the the flod tide to escape. The six men aboard were held captive initially aboard the CSS Charleston near Fort Sumter. ///// --Old B-R'er

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