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)
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
155 Years Ago: Potomac Flotilla Engages Confederate Batteries at Aquia Creek, Virginia.
MAY 29TH-JUNE 1ST, 1861: The Potomac Flotilla, consisting of the USS Thomas Freeborn, Commander Ward, USS Anacostia, Lt. Napoleon Collins, USS Resolute, Acting Master William Budd, engaged Confederate batteries at Aquia Creek, Virginia.
The flotilla was joined by the USS Pawnee, Commander Rowan, on the evening of May 31st.