Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Union Raid on Rainbow Bluff, NC

FEBRUARY 22ND, 1864: Tinclad USS Whitehead was ordered by Lt-Cmdr. Flusser to go up the Roanoke River in NC. The ship destroyed a corn mill used by Confederate troops near Rainbow Bluff. //// Torpedoes were reported to be planted in the river upstream of the bluff. All those torpedoes made Flusser believe that the Confederates were more worried about a Union advance than one of their own. There had been rumors of a massive Confederate attack downriver. //// Will They or Won't They? --Old B-Runner

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