Fort Fisher

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

Monday, June 2, 2014

150 Years Ago-- June 1, 1864: Will the Rebels Come Out?-- Action in Arkansas

JUNE 1, 1864:  Rear Admiral Dahlgren wrote in his diary off Charleston: "of the seven monitors left, two are here out of order and the Passaic no better.  The Rebels have four; wonder if they'll come out and try their luck."

The USS Exchange, a 210-ton wooden paddle-wheeler got into a hot engagement with two Confederate batteries on the Mississippi River bear Columbia, Arkansas and received serious damage.

--Old B-Runner

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