Fort Fisher

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

Monday, April 14, 2014

Red River Campaign: Action At Blair's Landing

APRIL 12TH, 1864: As Porter's fleet and the Army transports returned down the Red River from Springfield Landing, they came under fire from Confederate guns from the high bluffs. //// At Blair's Landing, dismounted Confederate cavalry supported by artillery, engaged the Union fleet. It was kind of strange to see troops and warships fighting it out. The battle continued for an hour before the Confederates were driven off and their commander, General Green killed. //// Porter described it as "a curious affair." However, this battle saw the introduction of a naval first, which I will talk about in my next post. //// --Old B-Runner

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