Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, June 25, 2015

CSS Shenandoah Captures and Burns the General Williams

JUNE 23RD, 1865:  The CSS Shenandoah, Lt. Waddell, captured and burned at sea the ship General Williams near St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea.  In this area "several Esquimaux canoes wit natives from the island visited us and our crew struck up a brisk trade with them for furs and walrus tusks" using sign language.

--Old B-R'er

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