Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

155 Years Ago: USS Pawnee Ordered to Alexandria, Va.

MAY 11TH, 1861:  The USS Pawnee, Commander Rowan, ordered by Commander Dahlgren to proceed from Washington Navy Yard to Alexandria, Virginia. to protect vessels in the vicinity from attack by Confederate forces.

MAY 12TH, 1861:  USS Niagara, Captain McKean, captured blockade-runner General Parkhill, en route from Liverpool to Charleston.

--Old B-Runner

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