Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Action at Galveston Harbor

FEBRUARY 7TH, 1865:  Boat expedition from USS Bienville, assisted by a cutter from the USS Princess Royal, entered Galveston Harbor, Texas, silently at night intending to board and destroy the blockade runner Wren.  Because of "the strong current and wind...' and the near approach of daylight", the daring men were unable to reach the Wren, but did board and take the schooners Pet and Annie Sophia, both laden with cotton.

--Old B-Runner

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