Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cushing Hoists U.S. Flag Over Fort Caswell

JANUARY 18TH, 1865:  Lt.Cmdr. William B. Cushing, commanding the USS Monticello, landed at Fort Caswell, hoisted the Stars and Stripes, and took possession of it for the United States.

Fort Caswell was located at the western entrance to the Cape Fear River leading to Wilmington, North Carolina.

--Old B-R'er

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