Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

155 Years Ago: Confederate Seize Pensacola Navy Yard

JANUARY 12, 1865:  Fort Barrancas and the Pensacola Navy Yard, Captain James Armstrong, USN, were seized by the Florida and Alabama militia.  Union troops escaped across the bay to Fort Pickens on Santa Rosa Island, a position which remained in Union hands throughout the war.

--Old B-Runner

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