Fort Fisher

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

Friday, July 1, 2016

155 Years Ago: Action Along the Atlantic

JULY 1ST, 1861:  The USS Minnesota, Flag Officer Stringham, captured schooner Sally Mears at Hampton Roads.

**  The Confederate privateer Petrel evaded blockaders and put to sea from Charleston.  The Petrel was the former U.S. Revenue Cutter Aiken and had a very short career, being destroyed later in the month.

--Old B-R'er

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