Fort Fisher

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

Friday, January 30, 2015

USS Cherokee Engages Half Moon Battery On the Cape Fear

JANUARY 30TH, 1865:  The USS Cherokee exchanged gunfire with Confederate troops at Half Moon Battery, Cape Fear River, North Carolina.  Earlier in the month, on January 19th, the USS Governor Buckingham had opened on the battery in support of Army efforts ashore to clear the area of Confederates following the fall of Fort Fisher.

--Old B-Runner

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