Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Loss of the USS Arizona: Brown Loses Another Ship

FEBRUARY 28TH, 1865:  The USS Arizona, Lt. Cmdr. George Brown, was destroyed by fire in the Mississippi River below New Orleans.  In his report, the unlucky Brown, who had also lost the USS Indianola on 24 February 1863, noted:  "Not a soul attempted to leave the vessel until I gave the order for them to do so, and the marines were of much service in preventing the boats from being overloaded."

Looks Like Brown Is Trying to Break Thomas O. Selfridge's Record.--Old B-Runner

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