Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

23rd Army Corps Reach Cincinnati

JANUARY 21ST, 1865:  Elements of Major General Schofield's 23rd Army Corps disembark from transports at Cincinnati, Ohio, which they had reached in five days via the Tennessee and Ohio rivers from Clifton, Tennessee (See Jan. 16th in this blog).  The troops entrained for Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia, and Annapolis, Maryland, where the first groups arrived Jan. 31st.

They were later by transport ships to the Cape Fear River for operations against Wilmington.

--Old B-R'er

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