Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

150 Years Ago-- July 8, 1864: Runners Captured

JULY 8TH, 1864:  USS Fort Jackson captured British steamer Boston off SC coast.  USS Kanawha forced Matagorda aground near Galveston.  USS Sonoma captured steamer Ida off Stono River, SC.  USS Azalea and Sweet Brier captured the Pocahontas off Charleston.  Three of the four were captured off South Carolina.

CSS Florida captured whaling bark southwest of Bermuda.

--Old B-Runner

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