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)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
155 Years Ago: Dahlgren Urges Congress for an "Iron-Cased" Ship
FEBRUARY 11TH, 1861: Commander Dahlgren urged Congress to approve the building of more gun-sloops and an "iron-cased" ship.