Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

150 Years Ago-- June 16-17th, 1864

JUNE 16-17TH, 1864:  USS Commodore Perry shelled Fort Clifton, Virginia, at the request of General Butler.  Bombardment of Confederate defenses along the James River were almost a daily thing.

JUNE 17TH, 1864:  The CSS Florida, Lt. Morris, captured and burned the brtig W.C. Clarke bound from Machias, Maine to Mantanzas with cargo of lumber.

--Old B-Runner

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