Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Action in Texas

DECEMBER 27TH, 1864:  Shortly after midnight a boat crew from the USS Virginia cut out the schooner Belle in Galveston Harbor, loaded with cotton.  Belle was at anchor only some 400 yards from the Confederate guard boat Lecompte when the Union sailors boldly boarded it and sailed her out of the harbor.

DECEMBER 28TH, 1864:  The USS Kanawha forced an unidentified blockade running sloop ashore near Caney Creek, Texas, and destroyed her.

--Old B-R'er

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