Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CSS Neuse Center in Kinston Grand Opening-- Part 2

Continued from March 13th blog entry.  The center's grand opening was March 7, 2015.

Re-enactors were there and living history demonstrations, both military and civilian, as well as exhibits were on hand.

Sadly, there is not a lot of history about the ship when compared with its sister cornfield ironclad, the CSS Albemarle.

J. Thomas Scharf wrote the book "History of the Confederate States Navy: From Its Organization to the Surrender of Its last vessel.  Its Stupendous Struggle with the Great Navy of the United States, the Engagements Fought in the Rivers and Harbors of the South, and Upon the High Seas: Blockade-Running, First Use of Iron-clads and Torpedoes, and Privateer History."

He made brief mention of the Neuse.

Now, there is a book title for you!!

--Old B-Runner

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