Fort Fisher

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

Monday, May 2, 2016

155 Years Ago: Beefing Up the Navy and Let's Get It On-- Part 1

MAY 3RD, 1861:  President Lincoln called for "the enlistment, for not less than one nor more than three years, of 18,000 seamen, in addition to the present force, for the naval service of the United States."

**  President Lincoln's blockade proclamation published in London newspapers.

**  Captain Du Pont wrote:  "I am anxious for the blockade to get established-- that will squeeze the South more than anything.

--Old B-R'er

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