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, March 7, 2016
155 Years Ago: The U.S. Navy Gets a New Secretary
MARCH 7TH, 1861: Gideon Welles of Hartford, Connecticut, took office in Washington as Secretary of the Navy.