Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Grant Orders Terry to Take Command of Fort Fisher Army Expedition

JANUARY 3RD, 1865:  General Grant ordered Major General Alfred H. Terry to command the troops intended for the second attack on Fort Fisher.  "I have served with Admiral Porter," he wrote, "and know that you can rely on his judgement and his nerve to undertake what he proposes.  I would, therefore, defer to him as much as is consistent with your own responsibilities."

The same day Grant wrote to Porter that he was sending Terry to work with him and wished the Admiral "all sorts of good weather and success...."

--Old B-R'er

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