Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

What to Do About Confederate Attacks on Western Rivers

JUNE 3RD, 1864:  In response to the increasing number of Confederate hit-and-run attacks upon river shipping on western waters, Major General Canby wrote Rear Admiral Porter offering the cooperation of land forces:  "I have ordered reserves of troops and of water transportation to be held in readiness at different points on the Mississippi, for the purpose of operating against any rebel force that may attempt to interrupt the navigation of the river.

"If you will direct naval commanders to give early notice of any movements of this kind to the commanders of the military districts, a sufficient military force can be sent at once to cooperate with gunboats in destroying or driving off the rebels."

--Old B-Runner

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