Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Capture of Confederate Ports Aiding the Union Navy

MARCH 1ST, 1865:  The capture of ports on the Confederate coast injured the South and aided the North in many ways throughout the war.  One was the availability of the Union Navy of nearby "advance bases" for operations and repairs.

On this date, Commander William H. Macomb, writing Rear Admiral Porter from the North Carolina Sounds, reported the arrival of the USS Shokokon at Plymouth:  "She arrived yesterday and I sent her to New Berne to have her decks shored up and breeching bolts fitted for her IX-inch guns."

--Old B-Runner

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