Fort Fisher

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

Monday, July 7, 2014

150 Years Ago-- July 7-12, 1864: Operation in Florida

JULY 7-12TH, 1864:  Small schooners USS Ariel, Sea Bird and Stonewall and sloop Rosalie transported Union troops on a raid to Brookville, Florida.

After disembarking the soldiers, the Ariel and Sea Bird continued to Bayport where a landing party captured a quantity of cotton and burned the customs house.

The Union troops rejoined the two schooners at Bayport, and the force returned to Anclote Key the next day.

--Old B-R'er

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