Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

CSS Albemarle at Plymouth, NC-- Part 3,

The sinking of the USS Southfield almost pulled the CSS Albemarle down with it. The ram was eventually able to free itself from the hole it had caused and opened fire on the retreating USS Miami. //// The small steamer USS Ceres and 105-tin tinclad Whitehead moved quickly down the river as well. The shots of the Union ships and shore batteries had been completely ineffective against the Albemarle's iron sides. //// The brave Lt.Cmdr. Flusser had been killed early in the fight. He was highly regarded by all who knew him. //// The CSS Albemarle now controlled the waters around Plymouth and a rare time of Confederate superiority. On April 20th, Plymouth surrendered. ////

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