All things dealing with the Civil War Navies and actions along the coasts and rivers and against forts. Emphasis will be placed on Fort Fisher and all operations around Wilmington, NC. And, of course, the Blockade and Running the Blockade.
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)
Friday, January 1, 2016
November 1860: Building Up the Navy
NOVEMBER, 1, 1860: The United States Navy planned to convert seven sailing ships into steam ships of war at a cost of $3,064,000.