Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, May 17, 2014

CSS Tennessee Gets Over the Bar and CSS Florida Captures a Ship

MAY 18TH, 1864:  After much difficulty, Admiral Buchanan, CSN, was able to get his ironclad ram Tennessee over the Dog River Bar and into Mobile Bay.  Meanwhile, Farragut was strengthening his fleet outside that bay and the stage was being set for the August Battle of Mobile Bay.

The CSS Florida, now commanded by Lt. Morris unstead of John Maffitt, captured and burned the schooner George Latimer.

--Old B-Runner


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