Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Union 23rd Corps Leaves Tennessee for Wilmington

JANUARY 16TH, 1865:  The Twenty-Third Army Corps, Major General John Schofield, commenced embarking on transports at Clifton, Tennessee.  The corps had been ordered by General Grant to move by water and rail to the Washington, D.C.-Annapolis area and thence by water south for further action.  That action would be the capture of Wilmington and forming a juncture with Sherman's northward moving army.

It must have been nice to have such control of the water and transportation as the North had.

----Old B-R'er

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