Fort Fisher

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

Sunday, June 12, 2016

155 Years Ago: Lee Writes Virginia Governor About Defense Preparations-- Part 1

JUNE 15TH, 1861:  Major General Robert E. Lee wrote Virginia Governor John Fletcher regarding preparations for the defense of the state:  "The frigate United States has been prepared for a school ship, provided with a deck battery of nineteen guns, 32-pounders and 9-inch Columbiads, for harbor defense.

"The frigate Merrimack has been raised and is in drydock, and arrangements are made for raising the Germantown and Plymouth."

--Old B-Runner

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