Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Union Sea Power Being Felt This Date-- Part 2: Gulf and Inland Waters

Far down in the Gulf of Mexico, Major General Canby, with 45,000 soldiers brought and supplied by transports, lay at the gates of the crumbling defenses of Mobile which was manned by 10,000 Confederates under general Dabney Maury.

Although constantly under attack along the Mississippi and its tributaries, Federal gunboats kept the river lifeline open open to occupying armies.

The Trans-Mississippi (west of the river) still largely held by Confederates, was tightly blockaded by the Union Navy.

--Old B-R'er

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