Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Action in Texas and South Carolina

FEBRUARY 10TH, 1865:  Boat expedition from USS Princess Royal and Antona boarded and destroyed blockade-runner Will-O'-The Wisp, a large iron screw steamer hard aground off Galveston.

FEBRUARY 10-14, 1865:  The monitor USS Lehigh, Lt. Cmdr. Alexander A Semmes, USS Commodore McDonough, Wissahickon, C.P. Williams, Dan Smith and Geranium, supported Brigadier General Alexander Schimmelfennig's troop movements in the Stono and Folly River, South Carolina, area.

The Army had requested the assistance of naval gunfire in its operations preparatory to the final push on Charleston.

--Old B-R'er

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