Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

155 Years Ago: Blockade Extended to Virginia and North Carolina

APRIL 27TH, 1861:  President Lincoln extended the blockade to ports of Virginia and North Carolina.

**  Secretary of Navy Welles issued order for Union ships to seize Confederate privateers upon the high seas.

**  Steamer Helmick, loaded with powder and munitions of war for the Confederacy, was seized at Cairo, Illinois.

The War Thickens.  Old B-Runner

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