Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Second Battle of Fort Fisher Timeline-- Part 1

JANUARY 12, 1865--  Colonel lamb sees the lights of the Union armada off his fort.

JANUARY 13, 1865--  7:30 a.m., Union fleet opens fire.

8 a,m,, Union forces start landing near Myrtle Sound, about a mile north of the previous landing spot.

Morning--  The 5,000 man Confederate division under Major General Robert F. Hoke arrives at Sugar Loaf (present-day Carolina Beach State Park).  Hoke decides to stay put and defend Wilmington.

JANUARY 14, 1865--  Union forces dig strong entrenchments across the peninsula to defend against a Confederate attack from Wilmington.  The bombardment continues.

--Old B-Runner

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