Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, March 10, 2016

New York Times, Dec. 25, 1864, A Fictional Account of Sherman Approaching Savannah

From the December 25, 1864, New York Times "From Havana,; Movement of Blockade-Runners."

Even at this late date in the Civil War, there was still much blockade-running activity.  Mostly involving Wilmington, N.C., but at least one from Charleston, S.C..

"Steamer Corsica arrived from Havana, via Nassau- this morning.

"Nassau papers contain ridiculous accounts of SHERMAN's army being dreadfully cut up, dispirited and divided, and there being 50,000 troops in Savannah to meet him, and the probability of his escape was doubtful."

That was a good one.  Nothing near the truth as Sherman was nearing the city on his March to the Sea.

--Old B-R'er

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