Fort Fisher

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

Monday, June 23, 2014

150 Years Ago-- June 22-23, 1864: Tecumseh Begins Last Operation

JUNE 22ND, 1864:  The USS Lexington withstood a surprise attack on White River Station, Arkansas, forcing the attacking Confederates to withdraw.

JUNE 23RD. 1864:  The monitor USS Tecumseh was ordered to proceed to sea "as soon as practicable" by  Rear Admiral Lee.  The monitor was to depart the James River, where she had been since April, and to deploy under secret orders that were not to be opened until "you discharge your pilot."  The Tecumseh had been ordered to join Farragut off Mobile Bay and would be sunk in August.

--Old B-Runner

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