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 4, 2016
155 Years Ago: USS Yankee Fired On By Confederate Batteries
MAY 7TH, 1861: Union blockading force capture Confederate steamers Dick Keys and Lewis near Mobile.
** USS Yankee, Lt. Thomas O. Selfridge, fired on by Confederate batteries at Gloucester Point, Virginia.