Fort Fisher

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

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Movement on Wilmington Commences-- Part 2: The "Old Bogey" Makes Its Appearance

Unable to obtain the monitors he had sent to Charleston, Rear Admiral Porter resorted to subterfuge again as he had earlier in the Mississippi River (Feb. 25, 1863).  he improvised a bogus "monitor" from a scow, timber and canvas.

"Old Bogey", as she was quickly nicknamed by the sailors, was towed ahead of the bombardment line, where "she" succeeded in drawing heavy fire from the defending Southerners.

--Old B-R'er

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