Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

155 Years Ago: USS Cumberland Seizes More Confederate Ships

MAY 4TH, 1861:  USS Cumberland, Flag Officer Pendergast, seized schooner Mary and Virginia with cargo of coal, and reported the capture of schooner Theresa C., running the blockade off Fort Monroe, Virginia, with cotton on board.

**  Steamship Star of the West commissioned as Receiving Ship of the Confederate Navy at New Orleans.

--O;d B-Runner

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