Fort Fisher

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

Friday, August 14, 2015

The End of the Union's Mississippi Squadron-- Part 2

Finally, the squadron's operations on the tributaries of the Mississippi, including support of the Army, had projected Union striking power into the deepest reaches of the Confederacy.

The five remaining vessels of the former fleet, which had 80 vessels were placed under operational control of Commodore John W. Livingston, commanding the Mound City Naval Station in Illinois.  This was the only remaining station on the western rivers.

--Old B-R

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