Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, February 18, 2016

155 Years Ago: Pres. Davis Calls for Creation of Confederate Navy

FEBRUARY 18TH, 1861:  In his inaugural address as President of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis said:  "I ... suggest that for the protection of our harbors and commerce on the high seas a Navy adapted to those objects will be required...."

--Old B-Runner

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