Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Porter Testifies Before Congress, Leaves for Final Assault

MARCH 7TH, 1865:  Rear Admiral Porter testified before Congress.  He had arrived in Washington the day after the Inaugural, having left his flagship in North Carolina on the 3rd.

He scorched the congressional walls with some scathing seagoing comments about Generals Banks and Butler.  He then left the city for City point to direct the operations of the James River Squadron in coordination with General Grant's final assault on Lee's lines.

--Old B-Runner

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