Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Action at Sea, On the Potomac and in South Carolina

FEBRUARY 25TH, 1865:

The USS Marigold captured the blockade-running British schooner Salvadora with an assorted cargo in the Straits of Florida between Havana and Key West.

In a letter to secretary Welles, Commander F.A. Parker, Commander of the Potomac Flotilla, reported that "three boats, with three blockade runners, have been captured by the Primrose...."

A boat expedition from the USS Chenango captured blockade running sloop Elvira at Bullyard Sound, South Carolina, with cargo of of cotton and tobacco.

--Old B-R'er


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