Fort Fisher

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

Monday, January 5, 2015

Operations of SABS-- Part 2

Dahlgren continued: "My cooperation will be confines to assistance in attacking Charleston or in establishing communication at Georgetown in case the army pushes on without attacking Charleston, and time alone will show which of these will eventuate.

"The weather of the winter, first, and the condition of the ground in the spring, would permit little advantage to be derived from the presence of the army at Richmond until the middle of May.  So that General Sherman has no reason to move in haste, but can chose such objects a she prefers, and take as much time as their attainment may demand."

Again, Sherman is not being real clear as to his eventual objective, but the navy will cooperate as much as possible.

--Old B-R'er

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