All things dealing with the Civil War Navies and actions along the coasts and rivers and against forts. Emphasis will be placed on Fort Fisher and all operations around Wilmington, NC. And, of course, the Blockade and Running the Blockade.
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Steamer Sonora Arrives At Tampico, Mexico
JUNE 12TH, 1865: The steamer Sonora arrived in Tampico, Mexico, after running the blockade from Matagorda Bay, Texas. Although originally loaded with 300 bales of cotton, disbanded Confederate troops had seized all but 38 bales.