Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, April 24, 2014

More On the CSS Albemarle

APRIL 21ST, 1864: Lt.Cmdr. William T. Truxton of the USS Tacony wrote Davenport: "The ironclad, from all accounts, is very much like the first Merrimack (CSS Virginia), with a very long and very sharp submerged prow.... The loss of so good a vessel as the Southfield and so valiant a life as that of the brave Flusser should show the impossibility of contending successfully with a heavy and powerful ironclad with nothing but one or two very vulnerable wooden vessels." In other words, definitely contradicting Lee in the previous post. //// --Old B-Runner

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