Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Action Off Wilmington This Date

MARCH 6TH, 1864: The USS Grand Gulf captured the blockade-running British seamer Mary Ann which had run out of Wilmington with cargo of cotton and tobacco. //// The USS Peterhoff was run into by the USS Monticello and sunk off New Inlet, NC. The following day, the USS Mount Vernon destroyed the Peterhoff to prevent possible salvage of the ship by Confederates. //// --Old B-Runner

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