Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sylvanus Godon Takes Command of Brazil Squadron

MARCH 28TH, 1865:  Secretary Welles advised Commodore Sylvanus W. Godon that he had been appointed as acting Rear Admiral and was to command the Brazil Squadron.  Welles' letter was a significant comment on the progress of the war afloat:  "It is proposed to reestablish the Brazil Squadron, as circumstances now admit of the withdrawal of many of the vessels that have been engaged in the blockade and in active naval operations and sending them on foreign service...."

--Old B-Runner

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