Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

155 Years Ago: Importance of Washington Navy Yard

MAY 3RD, 1861:  Commander Dahlgren, Commandant of Washington Navy Yard, noted: "Besides the Yard, I have to hold the bridge next above, so some howitzers and a guard are there.  It is from this direction that the rebels of the eastern shore may come.

"This Yard is of great importance, not only because of its furnishing the Navy so largely with various stores, but also as a position in the general defense of the city."

--Old B-Runner

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