Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

150 Years Ago-- March 11th, 1864: Good Day for the USS Beauregard

MARCH 11TH, 1864: Earlier in the day, boats from the USS Beauregard and Norfolk Packet seized the British schooner Linda at Mosquito Inlet, Florida, with cargo of salt, liquor and coffee. Later, the Beauregard captured blockade-running British sloop Hannah off Mosquito Inlet with cargo of cotton cloth. Oh Boy!! Prize Money!! //// USS Aroostock captured British schooner Mary P. Burton in the Gulf of Mexico off Velasco, Texas. //// USS San Jacinto captured schooner Lealtad which had run the bklockade at Mobile with cargo of cotton and turpentine. //// The schooner Julia Baker was boarded by Confederates near Newport News, Virginia. After taking $2,500 in cash and capturing the master and five men, the boarders burned the schooner. //// Lots Going On. --Old B-Runner

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