Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Lincoln "Was Happy" to Learn of Fort Fisher's Capture

JANUARY 17TH, 1865:  News of the capture of Fort Fisher reached Washington and talk of the Army-Navy success dominated President Lincoln's cabinet meeting.

Secretary Welles noted in his dairy: "The President was happy."

According to the recent "Lincoln" movie, the president was closely following reports of the attack on Fort Fisher in the War Department telegraph room.

--Old B-Runner

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