Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Capture of a Confederate Torpedo Boat on Tennessee River

MARCH 2ND, 2013:  On this date the Chattanooga Gazette carried an account of the capture on the Tennessee River of a Confederate torpedo boat, accessory equipment and a nine man party.  The expedition had been organized in Richmond in early January and had gone by rail to Bristol, Tennessee, where a boat was obtained and launched on the Holston River.

Its mission was destroy Union commerce and key bridges on the Tennessee River.  The expedition was captured near Kingston, Tennessee, by a local group of armed citizens.

--Old B-R'er

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