Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Naval Action Late November '64: Whiskey and Opium

NOVEMBER 29TH, 1864:  A ship's boat from the USS Elk captured an unidentified small craft with cargo of whiskey and opium near Mandeville, Louisiana.  Can't let THAT get through the blockade, you know.

NOVEMBER 39TH, 1864:  Boat expedition from the USS Midnight landed at St. Andrew's Bay, Florida, and destroyed a salt work and took prisoners.

USS Itasca seized British blockade-running schooner Carrie Mair off Pass Cavallo, Texas.

--Old B-R'er

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