Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, March 1, 2014

150 Years Ago-- March 1, 1864: Escape of CSS Florida

MARCH 1ST, 1864: The CSS Florida escaped from Funchal, Madeira, eluding the USS St. Louis. The escape was blamed on the fact that the St. Louis was not a steamer. //// USS Connecticut captured blockade-running British steamer Scotia at sea with cargo of cotton of Cape Fear, NC. //// USS Roebuck had been capturing quite a few blockade-runners in Florida. This date, it seized British steamer Lauretta off Induan River Inlet wit cargo of salt. //// --Old B-R'er

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