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, March 17, 2016
155 Years Ago: Confederate Navy to Build Gunboats in New Orleans
MARCH 17TH, 1861: The Confederate Navy Department sent Commander Lawrence Rousseau, Commander Ebenezer Farrand, and Lt. Robert T. Chapman to New Orleans to negotiate for the construction of gunboats.