Fort Fisher

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

Monday, February 17, 2014

John Taylor Wood's Been a Busy Man

FEBRUARY 15TH, 1864: The Confederate Congress tendered a thanks to Commander John Taylor Wood, his officers and men "for the daring and brilliantly executed plans which resulted in the capture of the United States transport schooner Elmore, on the Potomac River; of the sloop Allegeheny...and the United States transport schooners Golden Rod, Coquette and Two Brothers, on the Chesapeake; and more recently, in the capture from under the guns of the enemy's works of the United States gunboat Underwriter, on the Neuse River, near New Berne, North carolina, with the officers and crews of the several vessels brought off as prisoners." //// The South's Answer to Cushing. --Old B-R'er

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