Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Action in Arkansas

MAY 24TH, 1864:  Confederate troops captured and burned steamer Lebanon near Ford's Landing, Arkansas.  Six days later, Union transport Clara Eames and her cargo of cotton were taken and burned near Gaines Landing, Arkansas, after she had been disabled by artillery fire.

Confederates continually ranged along the banks of western rivers engaging Union shipping in hit-and-run raids.

--Old B-R'er

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