Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

General Hatch Requests Naval Assistance During Sherman's March

FEBRUARY 3RD, 1865:  Brigadier General John P. Hatch, one of Sherman's subordinates, turned to Dahlgren for naval assistance:  "If you can spare a tug or two launches, to cruise the upper Broad River during the stay of this command near here [Pocotaglio, South Carolina], it would be of service to us.

"Night before last three of our boats were stolen, and I fear some scamps in the vicinity of Boyd's Neck or Bee's Creek are preparing to capture some of our transports."

Those Confederate Scamps.  --Old B-R'er

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