Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, May 1, 2014

State of Confederate Navy On the East Coast

APRIL 30TH, 1864:  Secretary Mallory reporting on strength of Navy on the east coast.

JAMES RIVER, under  Flag Officer French Forrest, eight ships mounting 17 guns in commission, including school ship Patrick Henry.

INLAND WATERS IN NORTH CAROLINA:  under Commander Robert Pinckney there were two commissioned ships mounting four guns (the Albemarle and Neuse).

CAPE FEAR RIVER, under Flag Officer William F. Lynch, there were three ships and a floating battery in commission mounting a total of 12 guns.

What about Charleston and Savannah?

--Old B-Runner

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