Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, January 28, 2016

155 Years Ago: "A Bloody Conflict Seems Inevitable"

JANUARY 28, 1861:  Stephen R. Mallory, later Confederate Secretary of the Navy, hearing that the USS Brooklyn, Captain William S. Walker, was en route to reinforce Fort Pickens at Pensacola, wired John Slidell that, if attempted, "resistance and a bloody conflict seems inevitable."

--Old B-Runner

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