Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Lights Out for Fort Fisher-- Part 8: Army-Navy Cooperation

In his telegram to secretary Welles announcing the capture of the fort, Porter stated: "General Terry is entitled to the highest praise and gratitude of his country for the manner in which he has conducted his part of the operations....Our cooperation has been most cordial.  The result is victory, which will always be ours when the Army and the Navy go hand in hand."

Terry began his own report: "I should signally fail to do my duty were I to omit to speak in terms of the highest admiration of the part borne by the Navy in our operations.  In all ranks, from Admiral Porter to his seamen, there was the utmost desire not only to do their proper work, but to facilitate in every measure the operations of the land forces."

--Old B-Runner

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