Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

155 Years Ago: Navy Ships Ordered to Provision Fort Sumter

APRIL 5TH, 1861:  The USS Powhatan, Pawnee, Pocahontas and Revenue Cutter Harriet Lane were ordered by Secretary of the Navy Welles to provision Fort Sumter; squadron commander was given to Captain Samuel Mercer in the Powhatan.

--Old B-Runner

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