Fort Fisher

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

Monday, May 23, 2016

155 Years Ago: USS Mississippi Sabotaged, Northern Ships in New Orleans Seized

MAY 23RD, 1861:  The USS Mississippi, Flag Officer William Mervine, was compelled to put back into Boston for repairs because of sabotage damage to her condensers.

MAY 24TH, 1861:  The Confederate States Marshall at New Orleans seized all ships from Northern states which had arrived after May 6, 1861.

Sneaky Confederates.  --Old B-Runner

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