Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Confederates Transfer Ships West?

MARCH 15TH, 1865:  Rear Admiral Lee, commanding the Mississippi Squadron, warned of receipt from "highest military sources" of the information "that the rebel Navy is reported to have been relieved from duty on the Atlantic  coast and sent to operate on the Western rivers."

He added: "The design of the enemy is believed to be to interfere with the naval vessels and the transports on those rivers, or to cover the transfer of rebel troops from the west side of the Mississippi."

What Ships?  --Old B-Runner

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