Fort Fisher

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

Monday, April 28, 2014

Confederate Plans to Liberate Johnson's Island Prisoners

APRIL 27TH, 1864: President Davis appointed Jacob Thompson representative of the Confederate States in Canada. It was from Canada that Thompson planned to liberate prisoners held on Johnson's Island in Lake Erie. //// In addition, he had plans to burn steamboats on the inland waters, coordinated the return of escaped Confederate prisoners through Canada via Halifax to Bermuda, and sought to maintain liason with the organization known as "Sons of Liberty" in the North which was opposed to the continuance of the war. //// Busy Man, That Jacob Thompson. --Old B-R'er

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