Fort Fisher

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

Monday, March 10, 2014

150 Years Ago-- March 9th-10th, 1864

MARCH 9TH, 1864: A joint Army Navy expeditionup the York and Mattapony Rivers in Virginia. // USS Yankee reconnoitered the Rappahannock River to within a mile of Urbana, Virginia. //// MARCH 10TH, 1864: Confederate steamer Helen (formerly CSS Juno), under Lt. Philip Porcher, CSN, was lost at sea in a gale while running cotton from Charleston to Nassau. Secretary Mallory wrote that the loss of Porcher was a big one. // USS Virginia captured schooner Sylphide off San Luis Pass, Texas, with cargo of percussion caps. //// --Old B-R'er

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