Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Shenandoah and Rattler

DECEMBER 29TH, 1864:  The CSS Shenandoah captured and destroyed the bark Delphine in the Indian Ocean with cargo of rice.  Delphine was the ship's last capture of the year and ninth prize in eight weeks.

DECEMBER 30TH, 1864:  The USS Rattler parted her cables in a heavy gale, ran ashore, struck a snag and sank in the Mississippi River near Grand Gulf.  Most of the supplies and armament were saved but the small paddle-wheel ship had to be abandoned and later was burned by the Confederates.

--Old B-Runner

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