Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

USS Keystone State Captures Blockade-Runner Rouen

JULY 2ND, 1864:  The USS Keystone State, Commander Crosby, captured blockade-running British steamer Rouen at sea off Wilmington, NC.  The steamer had thrown her cargo of cotton overboard during the four hour chase.

It was not forced to surrender until the Keystone State had fired 22 shots at her, "all of them falling quite near and some directly over her."

Just Another Day on Duty.  --Old B-R'er

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