Fort Fisher

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

Friday, February 14, 2014

Johanna Island (Anjouan Island)-- Part 1

From Wikipedia. //// The last post earlier today was about the crew of the CSS Alabama having a less than great time during their shore leave on Johanna Island. I'd never heard of it, but Captain Semmes described it as located between Africa and Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. I looked it up on Yahoo!. //// Anjouan is also known as Ndzuwani or Nzwani and historically as Johanna. Today it is a part of the Union of Comoros. //// No doubt the crew did not have a good time because the inhabitants are mostly Sunni Islam with very strict rules against alcohol and sex. A big reason for the Alabama stopping there is that the island was under French protection (who didn't cowtow to American pressure as much as Britain). //// So, That's Why. --Old B-R'er

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