Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, March 5, 2015

USS Don Landing Party Skirmishes With Mosby's Men

MARCH 5, 1865:  A landing party from the USS Don destroyed a large boat in Passpatancy Creek, Maryland, after a brief skirmish with a group of Colonel Mosby's raiders.

Commander F.A. Parker, commanding the Potomac Flotilla, reported that the boat was " a remarkably fine one, painted lead color, and capable of holding fifty men.  It had been recently bought from Fredericksburg, and its rowlocks carefully muffled for night service.  Five boxes of tobacco were found near the boat, which I have distributed to the captors."

I wonder what Mosby was up to?

Have a Cigar.  --Old B-Runner

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