Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Action in the Gulf and Albemarle Sound

MARCH 17TH, 1865:  The USS Quaker City captured blockade running schooner George Burkhart in the Gulf of Mexico with cargo of cotton bound from Lavaca, Texas, for Matamoras, Mexico.

The USS Wyalusing, while engaged in clearing and opening  the tributaries of Albemarle Sound, removed 60 nets and captured a Confederate schooner in the Scuppernong and Alligator rivers.

--Old B-Runner

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