Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Farragut: Don't believe Those Reports of Blockade-Runners Coming and Going From Mobile

FEBRUARY 13TH: Rear Admiral Farragut reported to Asst. Secretary of the Navy Fox that information given him indicated "that those publications about vessels running into Mobile are false [and] that no vessel has gotten in during the last six weeks and then only one, that the Isabel has been in there 4 months...that there are but 3 steamers, the Denhigh, and Isabel and Austin; the two last are loaded ready to run out and the Denhigh was so disabled by the Fleet when she attempted to run out the other night that she had to be towed up to the City [Mobile]-- and her cotton is at the Fort." //// Running the Mobile Blockade Getting Really Risky. --Old B-R'er

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