Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, May 15, 2014

150 Years Ago: May 15th, 1864: Action Continues on Red River

MAY 15TH, 1864:  As Rear Admiral Porter's fleet neared the mouth of the Red River, they faced continued Confederate resistance from Confederate batteries and riflemen.  The USS St. Clair engaged a battery near  Eunice's Point, Louisiana.

The USS Kansas captured the blockade running British steamer Tristram Shandy at sea east of Fort Fisher with cargo of cotton, tobacco and turpentine.

--Old B-Runner

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