Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Gen. Canby Requests Mortar Boats for Operations Against Mobile

MARCH 4, 1865:  Major General E.R.S. Canby requested mortar boats from Rear Admiral S.P. Lee's Mississippi Squadron to participate in impending joint operations against the city of Mobile.

Admiral Lee made the mortar boats available from the Mound City, Illinois, Naval Station.

--Old B-R'er

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