Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Newport, Rhode Island's Fort Adams-- Part 7: More Notables Serving There

HENRY JACKSON HUNT--  Civil war general, Chief of Artillery of the Army of the Potomac.

JOHN B. MAGRUDER--  Confederate general.

FRANKLIN PIERCE--  14th president of the United States.

WILLIAM S. ROSECRANS--  Union general

ISAAC INGALLS STEVENS--  Union general killed at the Battle of Chantilly

THOMAS W. SHERMAN--  Union general wounded so badly at battle of Port Hudson in 1963, he was not expected to survive.  His hometown newspaper in Newport, Rhode Island, printed an extensive obituary.  He survived though, but had his right leg amputated and served the rest of the war on administrative duty.  After the war commanded Fort Adams for awhile.

--Old B-Runner

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