Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Owl Slips Out of Wilmington and Action in S.C.

DECEMBER 21ST, 1864:  The Blockade runner Owl, Commander Maffitt, departed Wilmington through the Federal blockaders with a large cargo of cotton.  The Owl was owned by the Confederate government and was one of several blockade runners commanded by Southern officers.

DECEMBER 20-21ST:  A boat expedition from the USS Ethan Allen carried out a reconnaissance of the Altamaha River, S.C., engaging Confederate pickets and bringing off prisoners and horses,

--Old B-R'er

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