Fort Fisher

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

Friday, January 22, 2016

155 Years Ago: Georgia Guns Seized in New York

JANUARY 22, 1861:  Guns and ammunition sold to and destined for Georgia were seized by New York authorities.  This action was protested by Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown in a letter to New York Governor Edwin Morgan.

In retaliation, Governor Brown seized northern ships at Savannah on 8 and 21 February 1861.

Marine Guard at Brooklyn Navy Yard put under arms as a precaution against difficulty with Confederate sympathizers.

--Old B-Runner

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