Fort Fisher

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

Monday, June 27, 2016

155 Years Ago: Blockade Strategy Board Meets

JUNE 27TH, 1861:  The Blockade Strategy Board met under the chairmanship of Captain Du Pont and included as members Commander Charles H. Davis, USN, Major John Bernard, U.S. Corps of Engineers and Professor Alexander D. Bache, Superintendent U.S. Coast Survey., to consider and report on the major problems of the blockade and to plan amphibious operations to seize vital bases on the Southern coast.

Recommendations made by the Blockade Strategy Board, an early example of "Joint Staff," had a profound effect on the course of the conflict and pointed the way to the successful naval actions at Hatteras Inlet, Port Royal and New Orleans.  The broad policies of the Board early set forth were essentially followed to the culmination at Appomattox.

--Old B-Runner

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