Fort Fisher

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

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bell Appointed to Command East India Squadron-- Part 2

Secretary Welles directed the new squadron commander "to guard with jealous care the honor and interests of your flag and country, defend the citizens of the United States, and protect and facilitate the commerce thereof within the limits of your command."

This squadron was the forerunner of today's Seventh Fleet, which alertly guards the long troubled shoreline of Asia from Siberia to Singapore.

--Old B-R'er

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