Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Action in Alabama and Florida

JANUARY 17TH, 1865:  Naval forces of the Mississippi Squadron cooperated with Army cavalry in a successful attack on the town of Somerville, Alabama.  They expedition resulted in the capture of 90 prisoners, 150 horses and one piece of artillery.

Two armed boats from the USS Honeysuckle captured the British blockade running schooner Augusta at the mouth of the Suwanee River with cargo of pig lead, flour, gunny cloth and coffee.

--Ole B-Runner

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