Fort Fisher

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

Monday, April 7, 2014

150 Years Ago-- April 7th, 1864: Red River Campaign

APRIL 7TH, 1864: Rear Admiral Porter detailed Lt.-Cmdr. Phelps to remain in command of the heavier gunboats at Grand Ecore while he personally continued to advance up the Red River toward Shreveport with ironclads USS Osage, Neosho and Chillicothe and wooden steamers Fort Hindman, Lexington and Cricket. he hoped to bring up his remaining gunboats if the water level began to rise. //// That busy USS Beauregard captured the Spunky near Cape Canaveral, Florida. //// --Old B-R'er

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