Fort Fisher

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

Monday, December 29, 2014

Thanks to Union Navy in the Nashville Campaign

DECEMBER 29TH, 1964:  Major General Thomas, summarizing the successful repulse of General Hood's Confederate Army in Tennessee, paid tribute to the assistance of the Navy in a letter to Rear Admiral Lee: "Your efficient cooperation on the Tennessee River has contributed largely to the demoralization of Hood's army."

With the big guns and mobility of the river warships efficiently  aiding his forces ashore, General Thomas had succeeded in virtually destroying the most effective Confederate force in the West, thus protesting General Sherman's line of communications on his march through Georgia.

--Old B-R'er

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