Fort Fisher

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

Friday, May 13, 2016

155 Years Ago: Queen Victoria Claims British Neutrality

MAY 13TH, 1861:  Queen Victoria proclaimed British neutrality and forbade British subjects to endeavor to break the blockade "lawfully and effectually established."

MAY 14TH, 1861:  The USS Minnesota, Flag Officer Silas H. Stringham, captured schooners Mary Willis, Delaware Farmer and Emily Ann at Hampton Roads laden with tobacco for Baltimore.

Argo, bound for Bremen from Richmond, captured on the same date.

--Old B-Runner

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