Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, March 15, 2014

150 Years Ago-- March 20th, 1864: Alabama At Capr Town

MARCH 20TH, 1864: The CSS Alabama arrives off Capetown, South Africa. Captain Semmes noted their were no Union cruisers in the area. //// He recalled later: "That huge old coal-box, the Vanderbilt, having thought it was useless to pursue us further, had turned back, and was now probably doing a more profitable business, by picking up blockade-runners on the American coast. This operation paid-- the Captain might grow rich upon it. Chasing the Alabama did not." A little bragging there, Raphael. //// --Old B-Runner

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