Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

150 Years Ago: March 4th, 1864: The Blockade-Runner Don Seized Off Wilmington

MARCH 4TH, 1864: The USS Pequotseized blockade-running steamer Don east of Fort Fisher, North Carolina, with cargo including Army shoes, blankets and clothing. //// The ship's commander, Captain Cory,said that during his career he had tried to run into Wilmington nine times but was only successful four times. //// --Old B-R'er

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