Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Use Those Cruisers-- Part 2

"It would be well, too, to give instructions looking to the occassional disguise and change of name of each vessel for the same purpose. Their advent upon the high seas will raise a howl throughout New England, and I trust it may be well founded. //// The destruction of a few shipss off New York and Boston , Bath and Portland would raise insurance upon their coasting trade a hundred per cent above its present rates." Mallory, of course was referring back to Lt. Charles W. Read's cruise in June 1863, which had a huge impact on New England commerce. //// --Old B-R'er

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