Fort Fisher

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

Monday, March 16, 2015

Bragg Has Evacuated Kinston?-- Part 2

MARCH 13TH, 1865:  Confederate General Johnston had been recalled to duty and been sent to North Carolina to oppose General Sherman's advance.  Troops withdrawn from Kinston were part of his consolidation of any forces he could gather, including those from Savannah, Charleston and Wilmington.  It was hoped he could pull them all together in time to make a stand against Sherman's much larger numbers.

The withdrawal from Kinston was immediately occupied by Union forces on March 14th and in the meanwhile, the Confederates had destroyed the ironclad CSS Neuse.

--Old B-Runner

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