Fort Fisher

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

Monday, December 8, 2014

CSS Shenandoah Captures and Burns Whaling Ship

DECEMBER 4TH, 1864:  The CSS Shenandoah captured and burned whaling bark Edward off Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic.  Lt. Waddell noted in his journal: "Her outfit was of excellent quality, and I lay by her two days supplying the steamer with deficiencies.... Two of her boats were new, and took the place of my old and worthless ones."

--Old B-Runner

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