Fort Fisher

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

Friday, April 1, 2016

155 Years Ago: Lincoln Visits Washington Navy Yard and US Ship Fired on at Charleston Harbor

APRIL 2ND, 1861:  President Lincoln visited Washington Navy Yard.  The President returned frequently to confer with Commander Dahlgren on the defense of the Capital and the far reaching strategy of sea power in general.

APRIL 3RD, 1861:  A Confederate battery at Morris Island, Charleston, fired on American schooner Rhoda H. Shannon.

--Old B-Runner

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