Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, February 5, 2015

More Blockade Runners Captured

FEBRUARY 2ND, 1865:  USS Pinola captured blockade-running British schooner Ben Willis at sea in the Gulf of Mexico with cargo of cotton.

FEBRUARY 3RD, 1865:  USS Matthew Vassar captured blockade-running schooner John Hale off St. Marks, Florida, with cargo including lead, blankets and rope.

--Old B-Runner

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