Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, March 21, 2015

CSS Stonewall Attempts to Put Out to Sea

MARCH 21ST, 1865:  The CSS Stonewall having been detained in Ferrol, Spain, for several days because of foul weather, attempted to put to sea.  However, the seas outside were still too heavy and the ironclad put back into port.

Two days alter another attempt to get to sea met with similar results.  They off-loaded some 40 tons of coal to make her more seaworthy.

--Old B-Runner

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