Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

150 Years Ago-- March 12th, 1864: Red River Campaign Kicks Off

MARCH 12TH, 1864: Rear Admiral Porter's fleet moved up the Red River, Louisiana, intending to get across the border into Texas. Obstructions were removed below Fort De Russy. The next morning, March 13th, soldiers disembarked and chased Confederates back into the fort. Fort De Russy was captured on the 14th. //// The USS Columbine, supporting an Army movement up the St. John's River, Florida, captured the Confederate river steamer General Sumter. The expedition proceeded all the way to Palatka. //// --Old B-Runner

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