Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Manning the Stonewall

JANUARY 10TH, 1865:  Bulloch wrote to Commander Hunter Davidson, one of the South's ablest naval officers who had directed the Torpedo Service and was now captain of the blockade runner City of Richmond, regarding an anticipated rendezvous between her and the Stonewall at Belle Ile, Quiberon Bay, France.

The City of Richmond carried officers and men as well as supplies for the Stonewall.  It was hoped the Stonewall could break the blockade at Wilmington and then attack New England shipping.

It sure would have been interesting to see what might have happened had the Stonewall arrived off Fort Fisher before or during the second attack on that fort.

--Old B-R'er


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