FEBRUARY 8TH, 1865: The first troops of General Schofield's 23rd Army Corps were landed at Fort Fisher, North Carolina. By mid-month, the entire Corps had moved by ocean transport from Alexandria and Annapolis to North Carolina.
The protection of the Federal Navy and the mobility of water movement had allowed the redeployment of thousands of troops from Tennessee to the eastern theater for the final struggles of the war.
What Is Bragg to Do? --Old B-Runner