Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Monitors Engage Howlett's Battery on the James River

NOVEMBER 29TH, 1864:  Double-turret monitor USS Onondaga and single-turret monitor Mahopac engaged Howlett's Battery, on the James River in Virginia in an engagement which lasted for three hours.  This was part of continuing action below Richmond.

Major Francis W. Smith, CSA, remarked: "I think the monitors (although they retired under our fire below Dutch Gap) will probably return...."

--Old B-Dutch

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