Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

155 Years Ago: Privateer Savannah Captured

JUNE 1ST, 1861:  USS Union, Commander J.R. Goldsborough, captured Confederate schooner F.W. Johnson with cargo of railroad iron off the coast of North Carolina.

JUNE 3RD, 1861:  Confederate privateer Savannah, Captain Baker, captured American brig Joseph with cargo of sugar; the Savannah was then captured by USS Perry, Lt. Parrott.

JUNE 5TH, 1861:  Revenue Cutter Harriet Lane, Captain Faunce, USRM, engaged Confederate battery at Pig Point, Hampton Roads.

--Old B-R'er

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