Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, January 29, 2015

CSS Stonewall Now At Sea, Confederate Picket Boat Sunk

JANUARY 25TH, 1865:  Captain T.J. Page reported that the CSS Stonewall was now at sea off the coast of France and wrote to Secretary Mallory: "You must not expect too much of me; I fear the power and effect of this vessel have been too much exaggerated.  We will do our best."

I would have liked to see a pitched battle between the Stonewall and a Union monitor, however.  I wonder who would have won.

JANUARY 26TH, 1865:  The Confederate picket boat Hornet was sunk and Lt. Aenas Armstrong, CSN, was drowned as a result of a collision between the Hornet and the steamer Allison in the James River.

JANUARY 28TH, 1865:  The USS Valley City dispatched to Colerain, North Carolina, on the Chowan River, to protect a Union encampment there.

--Old B-R'er

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