Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Rob Roy Destroyed, Amazon Surrenders

MARCH 2ND, 1865:  In an effort to avoid capture by an armed boat from the USS Fox, the crew of the blockade runner Rob Roy, from Belize, Honduras, ran ashore  and set fire to her at Deadman's Bay, Florida.  The cargo removed from the burning wreck consisted of cavalry sabers and farming and mechanical implements.

The steamer Amazon, "quite recently used as a rebel transport," surrendered to the USS Pontiac on the Savannah River.  The Amazon was carrying a cargo of cotton when she surrendered.

--Old B-Runner

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