Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Powder Ship Louisiana Arrives Off Fort Fisher

DECEMBER 23RD, 1864:  After the delay of many days due to heavy weather, the powder ship USS Louisiana, Commander Rhind, was towed to a position 250 yards off Fort Fisher.

Early in the morning of the 24th, Christmas Eve morning, it was blown up, but more on that tomorrow, the 150th anniversary of Butler's powder ship.

--Old B-Runner

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