Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Sinking of the SS General Lyon on March 31, 1865

I even wrote about this ship disaster in my Saw the Elephant Blog yesterday, but failed to mention that yesterday was the 150th anniversary of this largely forgotten tragedy.  It was even mentioned in the Civil War Naval Chronology, CWNC) which I have been using so much in this blog.

I know it was an army transport, but the fact it was at sea off Cape Hatteras North Carolina, and the large number of deaths (at least 520 and as high as 578) should have been listed in the CWNC.

I make amends for it today.

To the Memory of the Poor Souls Aboard the SS General Lyon 150 Years Ago.  --Old Secesh

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