Fort Fisher

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

Friday, March 20, 2015

Successful Raising of the CSS Albemarle

MARCH 20TH, 1865:  Commander Macomb, USS Shamrock, reported the successful raising of the Confederate ram Albemarle.  The formidable ironclad had been sunk the previous autumn during the daring attack by Lt. William Cushing in an improvised torpedo boat on October 27, 1864.

A major blow to Confederate hopes in the sounds of North carolina.

--Old B-R'er

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