Fort Fisher

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

Friday, July 1, 2016

155 Years Ago: Blockade Initiated at Galveston, Semmes Sinks His First Ship

JULY 2ND, 1861:  The USS South Carolina, Commander James Alden, initiated blockade at Galveston.

JULY 3RD, 1861:  CSS Sumter, Commander Semmes, captured and burned the American ship Golden Rocket near Isle of Pines, off the coast of Cuba.

--Old B-Runner

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