Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Recon on the Black River in South Carolina

MARCH 7-8, 1865:  The USS Chenango, Lt. Morris, conducted a reconnaissance mission up the Black River from Georgetown, South Carolina, for a distance of some 45 miles.  Morris reported that: "Upon reaching the vicinity of Brown's Ferry [a company of Confederate cavalry] opened upon us from behind a levee or bluff with rifles.  We immediately responded with broadside guns and riflemen stationed in the tops."

--Old B-R'er

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