Fort Fisher

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

Monday, January 18, 2016

155 Years Ago: Confederates Seize Lighthouse Tender and Ship Island

JANUARY 18TH, 1861--  Confederates seize  U.S. lighthouse tender Alert at Mobile.

JANUARY 20TH, 1861--  The fort on Ship island, Mississippi, seized by Confederates;  Ship Island was a key base for operations in the Gulf of mexico and at the mouth of the Mississippi River.

--Old B-Runner

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