Fort Fisher

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

Friday, February 6, 2015

Confederate Torpedo Boat Captured in Virginia

FEBRUARY 6TH, 1865:  A joint Army-Navy expedition up Pagan and Jones Creeks, off James River, Virginia,,, captured a Confederate torpedo boat, a torpedo containing 75 pounds of powder, and Master William A. Hines, CSN.

Hines had led an expedition in late 1864 that destroyed the tug Lizzie Freeman off Pagan Creek on December 5th.

The naval force consisted of eight cutters and two launches conveying 150 troops and was commanded by Lt. George W. Wood of the USS Roanoke.

--Old B-Runner

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