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 12, 2016
The War Is On!-- Part 2: Battle Continues
APRIL 12TH, 1861: Telegram from Beauregard to CSA Sec. of War L.P. Walker. "Heavy firing all day. Several guns dismounted in Sumter. Our batteries all safe. Nobody hurt. Four steamers off the bar. The sea pretty rough."