Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Confederates Destroy the Savannah Squadron Before the Fall of the City-- Part 2

Then Thomas Brent continued: "....Under these circumstances it did not seem to me possible to carry out the instructions of the Department in regard to taking the Savannah to sea and fighting her way into this [Charleston] or some other port."

After attempting to move the smaller of his vessels upriver, Flag Officer Hunter this date destroyed the CSS Savannah, Isondiga, Firefly and floating battery Georgia,

General Sherman occupied Savannah on December 23rd, having fought his way across Georgia to the sea where he knew the mobility of the Union's seapower would be ready to provide him with support, supplies and means of carrying out his next operation, a march through South Carolina and into North Carolina.

--Old B-Runner

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