Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New Bern, N.C. As a Union Base

MARCH 10TH, 1865:  The federals had long held New Bern, North Carolina, 80 air miles from Wilmington (but there times that by water), near where the Neuse River abruptly narrows from from a main arm of Pamlico Sound.  The city was the gateway for another supply route to the sea for General Sherman as he marched north to join Grant.

This date, at the request of the Army, a small naval force got underway up the river to cut a pontoon bridge the Confederates were reportedly building below Kinston.

--Old B-Runner

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