Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Fitch Returns Later in the Day

DECEMBER 6TH, 1864:  Undaunted, Leroy Fitch returned to the scene of the battle later in the day, this time accompanied by the ironclad USS Carondelet and again engaged those pesky batteries.  This time, he chose a different firing position and disabled some of the Confederate guns..

Attesting to the endurance of the Neosho under fire, Fitch was able to report to Rear Admiral Lee: "During the day the Neosho was struck over a hundred times, but received no injury whatever.

--Old B-R'er

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