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, February 19, 2016
155 Years Ago: Confederate Navy Dept. Established and Mallory Appointed to Head It
FEBRUARY 20TH-- The Confederate Navy department formally established by act of the Confederate Congress.
FEBRUARY 21ST-- Jefferson Davis appointed Stephen R. Mallory of Florida Secretary of the Confederate States Navy.