Fort Fisher

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

Monday, January 5, 2015

Union Sea Power Again

JANUARY 3RD, 1865:  The USS Harvest Moon transported the first group of Sherman's men from Savannah, Georgia, to Beaufort, South Carolina, below Charleston.  Sherman had marched across Georgia from Atlanta to the sea where he knew the Navy would be able to supply and support his troops.

JANUARY 5TH, 1865:  A boat expedition from the USS Winnebago seized copper kettles used for distilling turpentine, 1300 pounds of copper pipes, and four sloop-rigged boats at Bon Secours Bay, Alabama.

--Old B-Runner

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