Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Lt. Thomas B. Huger, CSA, Wants to Drive Off Union Fleet

April 14th, 1861:  Lt. Thomas B. Huger to Gen. Beauregard.  "These vessels of the enemy, which are causing us some anxiety, and, at any rate, treating us with great disrespect, I would like to have the pleasure of driving them off from our port; and if we cannot succeed in that, at least make them keep a respectable distance.

"I volunteer for the service.  If you will allow me to put the rifled cannon on board the Lady Davis, under my command, I can go out, and, at long range, try the effect of the shot on them.

Go get 'Em, Lieutenant.  --Old B-R'er

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