Fort Fisher

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

Friday, May 2, 2014

Quite the Accomplishment-- Part 2: In Porter's Words

Porter later recalled this thrilling moment: "Thirty thousand voices rose in one  deafening cheer, and universal joy seemed to pervade the face of every man present."  But, all of his ships were not yet safe as the larger warships remained above the  falls.  "The accident to the dam," the admiral recalled, "instead of disheartening Colonel Bailey, only induced him to renew his exertions, after he had seen the success of getting four vessels through.."

Bailey and his men, despite the fact that eight days of their endeavors had been swept away, turned immediately to work on a new dam.

I doubt that the Confederates were too happy about the dam's success.

--Old B-R'er

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