Fort Fisher

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

Monday, January 26, 2015

Loss of the USS Dai Ching

JANUARY 26TH, 1865:  The USS Dai Ching, operating on the right flank of General Sherman's Army crossing through the state of South Carolina on the Combahee River, ran aground while engaging Confederate batteries.

After a seven hour battle, and only after all her guns were out of operation, the Dai Ching was abandoned and fired by her crew.  The tug USS Clover, which had been along with the Dai Ching, captured blockade-runner Coquette with a cargo of cotton.

--Old B-R'er

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