Fort Fisher

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

Friday, February 26, 2016

155 Years Ago: More Ships for the Union Navy

FEBRUARY 27TH, 1865:  The U.S. Congress authorized construction of seven steam sloops to augment existing naval strength.  Gideon Welles, soon to Secretary of the Navy, noted, "for steam as well as heavy ordnance, has become an indispensable element of the most efficient naval power."

--Old B-R'er

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