Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Revenue Cutter Harriet Lane Off Charleston

From D.F. Jamison, CSA to Gen. Beauregard.

APRIL 11TH, 1861:  "...Captain Davenport, of the pilot-boat Palmetto, reports that he saw the Harriet Lane this afternoon, making towards this city with speed, until within about fifteen miles of the bar, when she 'hove to.'

"That then he was about two miles from her, when he distinctly recognized her.  He says he has no doubt about her identity, as he knows her well."

So, the Reinforcement Was Underway.  --Old B-Runner

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