Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, April 26, 2014

150 Years Ago-- April 25th, 1864: Sherman Requests Gunboat Assistance

APRIL 25TH, 1864: Major General Sherman, in Nashville, preparing for his campaign against Atlanta, requests gunboat assistance from Fleet Captain Pennock at Cairo to protect his line of supply and communication. //// He is sure the Confederates will work to get in behind him. //// He was aware that the Mississippi Squadron was short of men and offered to man and equip any gunboats needed. //// Pennock replies he will assist as much as he can. //// --Old B-Runner

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