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)
Monday, February 15, 2016
155 Years Ago: Raphael Semmes Resigns His U.S.N. Commission
FEBRUARY 15TH, 1861: Raphael Semmes, later captain of the CSS Alabama and CSS Sumter, resigned his commission in the United states Navy.