Fort Fisher

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

Monday, August 3, 2015

USS Mercedita to Dominican Republic to Protect Lives and Property

AUGUST 3, 1865:  At the request of the United States agent in Santo Domingo, rear Admiral Thatcher sent the USS Mercedita, Lt.Cmdr. Milton Haxtun, to the Dominican Republic with orders "to take all necessary steps to protect the lives and property of American citizens" in Santo Domingo.

Now that the war was over, the Navy resumed its peacetime duty of protecting American citizens and property throughout the world.

--Old B-Runer

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