Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

150 Years Ago-- May 24th, 1864: Lincoln Recognizes Distinguished Conduct in Battle With the CSS Albemarle

MAY 24TH, 1864:  President Lincoln, ever ready to recognize the efforts ofthe men in the Navy, recommended the promotions of Lt. Cmdr. Roe and First Assistant Engineer James H. Hobby for their distinguished conduct in the fierce battle between the USS Sassacus and CSS Albemarle in Albemarle Sound, NC, on May 5th.

Also, accurate gunfire from the USS Dawn forced Confederate troops attacking Union positions at Wilson';s Wharf on the James River to break off the attack.

--Old B-Runner

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