Fort Fisher

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

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

155 Years Ago: Another Blockade Runner Capture and a Privateer Has a Good Day

JULY 5, 1861:  USS Dana, Acting master's Mate Robert B. Ely, captured sloop Teaser in Nanjemoy Creek, Maryland.

JULY 6, 1861:  Confederate privateer Jefferson Davis captured American brig John Welsh and schooner Enchantress east of Cape Hatteras.

--Old B-Runner

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