All things dealing with the Civil War Navies and actions along the coasts and rivers and against forts. Emphasis will be placed on Fort Fisher and all operations around Wilmington, NC. And, of course, the Blockade and Running the Blockade.
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.