Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The USS Rodolph's Mobile Bay Service

The USS Rodolph arrived in Mobile Bay from New orleans on 14 August 1864 and participated in forcing the surrender of Fort Morgan on 23 August.

Acting master's Mate Nathaniel B. Hinckley, serving on board the Rodolph, told his son man y years after the war that he had carried the Confederate flag from the captured fort and turned it over to a patrol boat.

 The Rodolph had remained in the Bay and its tributaries as Union forces under General Canby continued their relentless drive against the defenses of.Mobile.

Hinckley had been stationed in the tinclad's forecastle when she struck the torpedo that sank her but had escaped injury.

--Old B-Rer

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