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)
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.