Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Blockade-Runner Chameleon Slips Out of Wilmington

DECEMBER 26TH, 1864:  Blockade-runner Chameleon, formerly the dread raiser CSS Tallahassee, under the command of Lt. Wilkinson, slipped out of Wilmington amid the confusion of the aftermath of the first attack on Fort Fisher.

In Bermuda, the Chameleon loaded badly needed foodstuffs for the Confederate armies, but by the time Wilkinson could get back to Wilmington in January, the port had already fallen.

--Old B-Runner

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