Fort Fisher

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

Monday, July 13, 2015

John Newland Maffitt-- Part 3: "Neglect of the Navy Proved Irremediable and Fatal"

"Before the capture of New Orleans, the South ought to have to have had a navy strong enough to prevent the capture of that city, and hold firmly the Mississippi and its tributaries.

"This would have prevented many disastrous battles; it would have made Sherman's march through the country impossible and Lee would have still been master of his lines...the errors of our government were numerous but her neglect of the navy proved irremediable and fatal."

--Old B-R'er

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