Fort Fisher

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

Monday, May 9, 2016

155 Years Ago: Fox Appointed Chief Clerk of Navy

MAY 8TH, 1861:  Secretary of the Navy Welles informed Gustavus Fox:  "You are appointed Chief Clerk of the Navy Department, and I shall be glad to have you enter upon the duties as soon as you conveniently can."

MAY 9TH, 1861:  The USS Constitution and USS Baltic arrive at Newport, Rhode Island, with officers and midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy.  The Naval Academy remained there for the duration of the war.

--Old B-Runner

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