Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Two Union Launches Captured at Charleston Harbor

DECEMBER 31ST, 1864:  Two launches from the USS Wabash and Pawnee ran aground and were captured in Charleston harbor.  While on guard duty, the two launches were driven aground close to Fort Sumter by a strong flood tide and freshening wind..  A total of 27 sailors were captured.

DECEMBER 31ST, 1864: The USS Metacomet, Lt.Cmdr. Jouett, captured schooner Sea Witch southeast of Galveston, Texas, with cargo of coffee and medicine.

--Old B-R'er

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